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AMERICAN if VOLS1NO 3 LOUISVILLE KY SAmRDAYa JULY 23 1898 FIVE CENTS IflUBB DEEQ The Beautiful Death of One of New Yorks Beloved Clergymen I When the Ship Went Down He Was Granting Ab solution Gave Up His Life While Try ing to Save the Souls of Others Tribute Paid to His Memory by the Only Woman Survivor BLESSED THE DOOMED PASSENGERS I A grand and beautiful figure against the background of horror and death on board the sinking Bourgogne was a New York priest the Rev Anthony Kesseler the Saint of Harlem When the ship went down he was granting absolution Indifferent to his own life he died saving souls his face turned toward heaven his hands outstretched in blessing A nobler l obChxiitia4fotli1u4 r heroic selfabnegation has never been witnessedAfter three years of continu ous labor without one vacation in St Josephs parish he was returning to the home of his boyhood in Germany It hadbeen the dream of his life to revisit that home yet so remarkable was his devotion to duty that he would not have left his flock even for a day had not a committee of priests and parishioners waited upon him and begged him to go He was the best loved priest in New York He was known the length and breadth of Harlem as a saint The Catholic church mourns his loss No priest was ever hon ored with higher ceremonies than was he at the requiem mass at St Josephs on Tuesday and the ex traordinary honor of a Pontifical high mass at the Catholic Cathedral was given him Archbishop Corrigan pre sidingMrs A de Lacasse the only woman survivor of the wreck of the Bourgogne and an eyewitness of his heroism has written to the New York Sunday Journall this inspiring story of his heroic last moments and of his deathFatherKesseler c was the hero of the Bourgogne He died that others might live He forgot to don his life preserver and gave no thought to the tattle Unto death for a place in the lifeboats when the ship was sinking He spent all the precious moments when he might have been saving his ofVothers He died at his post on the deck of his vessel his face turned toward the darkling sky his hands out stretched in blessing He deserves canonization this late Saint Anthony of active virtues He died while granting absolution He would have saved while others destroyedI Protestant but I revere this s Catholic priest as I do no other hero of the world The sublimity of his sacrifice ap peals to my religious fervor The picfuresqueness of his act challenges my artistic appreciation 1 recognized his heroism as a tree mendous truth amid the horror and r l darkness and death of the day of disaster July 4 but I see with yet clearer vision singe a week has passed and I review the awfulevent Father Kesseler stands the beauti ful central figure in a picture of bru tality and ghoulishness beyond the ken of man as the Christ in a dance of demonsWhile called men killed women and children to make room uppn boat or raft for themselves he stood upon the deck and prayed for allAfter the collision I ran upon the deck with my husband The passen gers were crowding together and fight ing like madmen for a place in the boats The officers were shouting orders but no one heeded The A home argument ridiculous crew seemed with fright or to crowd into the boats and escape from the doomed ship The waves lashing the sides of the vessel sounded like the growl of a great hungry beast To add to all this terror we were semidarkness The steamship gave evidence of settling and listing It was as though the foundation was passing from be neath our feet as though there were a new heaven and a new earth from which we were being banished to hell It was a time of horror to make men madI heard the scream of a woman It was the shriek of one who had just received a mortal blow Some one shouted that an Italian had stabbed a woman who had tried to get in a boat him The babel of voices was like a chorus of lost souls I felt that my reason was going A hush fell upon the shrieking fighting mob Father Kesseler was coming Hey IJ U 1 J i J strode swiftly toward us where we were crowded starboard amidship He looked majestic in his black robes His benign face was sad but calm It wore the look of entire resignation I have seen such a rapt expression only on the faces of Raphaels saints As he approached us we fell to our knees My husband knelt close to me and held my hand ina grasp that hurt About us were twenty men ami women and halfgrown children The roar of the machinary and the hissing of escaping steam almost drowned the priests voice but we strained our eyes to see his face It was bent above us longest as my husband and I knelt there shivering I think he saw that we were husband and wife and that we wanted to die after of or live His fingers touched our heads for an Courage and peace for the end has come I heard him say He passed on to the next and next He could stop for but an in stant there were so many in need of a blessing77o soulsand there were collecting and awaiting him in kneeling attitude on but bent head in our group received his touch and his blessing The faces about me had been white with terror before Their owners had crouched in an attitude that was ab ject to animalism But when Kesseler had touched and and passed on the faces lost their tenseness The brightness ofa purpose filled them The figures rose The priest had them the to battle for life and courage to if the battle was against them He helped some to live and the rest to die thereras thetwherejtjswung hater about us and we were carried off the sinking ship by the t waves f I My terrified eyes strained totyard lie ship caught the last mortal view if Father Kesseler He stood by the ail of the His hands were still tretched out as though invoking Blessing upon some kneeling oneaI The one who had knelt a be ore had been snatched away by the I waves The priests face was 1 ardstillw th that sad calm re- Signed W expression and even as I iioked it seemed that the expression hanged to one of joy OF still the alliance Dublin 1 t h i 1 1 instant the for groups further Father blessed given courage yield swirled moment I believe that even then the gates of Paradise had opened upon the sight of Father Kesseler The wind blew his white hair about his forehead and cheeks It looked like the silver halo of a transfigured saint And still his hands were stretched out in blessing The water rose above his waist It reached his breast It covered his outstretched hinds and thenI dared not look longer A gurgle as from a monster throat sounded in our ears We were drawn to the outer edge of a black hungry maelstrom and we knew the ship had gone down Of our rescue by the Henderson of the Cromarty shire every one knows It but remains for us to pay tribute to the hero orUlei Bourgogne than whom no man living or dead 1IS worthier of praise 01c The Rev Anthbny lCeseeler was the pastor in charge of St Josephs parish We attended the for D J- T this noble priests soul at the little church on Columbus avenue and One Hundred and Twentyfifth street on Tuesday morning It was the saddest and the most solemn service I ever heard The sobs of men women and children to whom he had ministered all their lives drowned the chanting of thf priests and mingled with the organ miserereHe was like a father to us all wept a woman with deep sad lines in her face His visits to our homes were more welcome than the breath of the spring flowers We called him the Saint of Harlem- I was glad to tell the parishioners and priests who loved him I am glad to tell all the world that it may revere him the story of how Father Kesseler f LITTLE BIT SUGAR FOR THE BIRDVEngland presses argument in favor American Independent i paralyzed insane in their Desire before together each deck turned goodCaptain requiem like our Saviour died that others might be saved We noticed Father Kesseler on the day of our sailing Whether he was a first or second cabin or steerage passenger no one seemed to know He was seen in all three parts of the ship but he stayed longest in the steerage least in the first cabin In the unspeakable hours of that morning he crucified and buried self Lifeboats and lifepreservers were not for him while one soul on the Bour gogne was yet unshriven He granted absolution to half a hundred and there was no one to grant it to him at the last moment when he died at duty none but Him whose blessings MostIHighwhile he was sinking my husband and I will carry through our lives as a benedictionSo and ascended into heaven the bravest man I ever knew so was translated the loftiest soul the soul of Father Kesselerl the hero of the IfourgogneI J VVIV u SHERIDffll f Itr tfOharles Al Dana Tells the Kind of Man the Gen eral Was He Did Not Stay in the Rear and Give Orders to the Soldiers Went to the Front and Took the Same Chances as His Men His Promotion to the Rank of Major General in the RegularArmy Ins GREAT POPULARITY WITH ALL In October 1864 just after the ar rest of the Baltimore merchants I visited Sheridan at his headquarters in the Shenandoah Valley He had finished the work of clearing out the valley by the battle of Cedar Creek on October 19 and the Government wanted to recognize the victory by promoting him to the rank of Major 2iallt1rJlloietl fmr were numerous volunteer officers in the regular army and it was regard ed as a considerable distinction The appointment was made and then as an additional compliment to General Sheridan instead of sending him the commission by an ordinary officer from the department Mr Stanton decided that I would better deliver it I started on October 22 going by special train to Harpers Ferry whither I had telegraped for an escort to be ready for me I was delayed so that I did not get away from Harpers Ferry until about 3 oclock on the morning of October 23 It was a distance of about fifty miles to Sheridan and by riding all day I got there about n oclock at night Sheridan had gone to bed but in time of war one never delays in carrying out orders whatever their nature The General was awakened and soon was out of his tent and there by the flare of an army torch and in the presence of a few sleepy aidesdecamp and of my own tired escort I presented Sheridan his com mission as a Major General in the regular army He did not say much nor could he have been expected to un der the circumstances though he showed lively satisfaction in the Governments appreciation of his services and spoke most heartily I recall of the manner in which the administra tion had always supported him The next morning after the little ceremony the General asked me if I would not like to ride through the army with him It was exactly what I did want to do and we were soon on horseback and off We rode through the entire army that morning dismounting now and then to give me an opportunity to pay my respects to officers whom 1 knew I was struck in riding the lines by the universal demonstration of affection for Sher idan Everybody seemed to be per sonally attached to him He was like the most popular man after an election the whole force everywhere honord him Finally 1 said to the General i UI wish you would explain onezthing to me Here I find all thesetpeople of every rank generals ser t1 CONTINUED ON FOURTH PAGR I I 2 KENTUCKY JRIShi AMERICAN LRlLC BSDDRESS What the Sons of Old Ireland Have Done for Our Glo rious Union Always Among the Leaders in AdvancingThis Coun trys Cause The Prominent and Brave Part They Took in the Revolution Represented in Continental Congress the Army and the Navy JJEROIC ANn PATRIOTIC ACTIONS The following is the address which Mr William M Lawler had prepared for delivery on the occasion of the recent A O lIe celebration of the Fourth of July Because of family affliction he was unable to fulfill his part of the programme The paper however contains so much that is in teresting and instructive that we feel justified in presenting it to the readers of the Kentucky IrishAmerican this weekLadies and Gentlemen Friends and Fellow Citizens The subject Irish Americans which has been assigned to me on this occasion is one which is veryappropriate for the Fourth of July It comes natural for us to join in the refrain Goring t e bel s an Ire the guns And fling the starry banner outlj Shout freedom till your lisping ones Give back their cradle shout For if there is one race of people more than another which may take special glory unto itself on independ ence day it is the Irish Before we enter upon the subject however let me warn you that I do not intend to talk to you about the soldiers or states men of Ireland for I shall confine myself to the noble part which Ire lands sons played in gaining and maintaining the principles of liberty in our glorious American Union And if we take the trouble and time to look up the matter we shall find that the Irish were among the first to contend for that chief principle of liberty which is so dear to the heart of every man the right to worship God accord ing to the dictates of his own con scienceIn 1664 Dougan an Irishman called together the representativesof- the colony of New York to frame new laws and among these was one guar anteeing this right From that day until the close of the civil war at Appomatox Court House there is not a page in our countrys history which is not made more inspiring by some noble brilliant or patriotic act of our forefathersThe thing naturally which engages our attention is the process by which we became a nation It is not necessary for me to dwell upon the causes which brought about our separation from England But in all great movements of this kind there are always a great many preliminary measures intended to bring about the right kind of enthusiasm so that finally the paramount object may be f attained This movement required agitation resolutions and speechmak- ing and the cause of independence recruited some of its most eloquent and intluential leaders from the Irish Among these we find such names as Rodgers McWhorter Allison Car roll and OBrien In regard to the latter history tells us that during revo 1 lutionary times the great rallying places were around the liberty poles which consisted of tall trees stripped of their branches except a tuft of Irish jgreen at the topThiswas called r Q the wearing of the green You will see we are at home And so was Jerry OBrien as he was one of the most notable speakers on these occa sionsAnd Jerry could fight as well as he spoke He and his five brothers en gaged the English armed schooner Margaretta with a lumber vessel and captured her This was the first naval battle of the war and the victory was due to the ability courage and patriot ism of a son of the Emerald Isle All through the Continental Con gress some of the most prominent members were furnished by Ireland And in the convention called to frame a constitution which would give to the country a stable and well ordered government we find in the list such names as Livingston and Patterson of New Jersey the latter of whom advocated the States rights plan Fitzsim ons of Pennsylvania the great finan tier McHenry and Daniel Carroll of Maryland Read of Delaware Will iamson and Spaight of North Carolina and Rutledge and Butler of South Carolina all of whom took a very prominent part in the proceed ings and debates of the convention But sometimes happens that behind closed doors or when we are in suit able company we are very courageous and patriotic The test comes when we must have our names appear in print or sign some important docu menu Let us look over the list and ascertain where our forefathers stood when Congress declared that the colonies are and ought to be free and independent States Among the list of signers we find the names of Thorn ton Livingston Smith Taylor Read McKean Rutledge Lynch and Car roll of Carrollton It is related that United when Carroll signed some one re marked There go millions but there are so many Carrolls King George will not know which one it is whereupon Carroll added the words of Carrollton with the re mark that there could be no mistake about that my friends indicates the sentiments which animated those men It was the love of that liberty repre sented by the stars and stripes It was the same patriotic impulse which caused the Irish American citizens to take up arms and battle for the right In fact without the part played by the Irish there would not have been a revolutionAt battle of Bunker Hill when the American eagle was taking his first flight heavenward we find one Major General Stark marching with his regiment through cannon balls that swept Charleston neck to the American lines Side by side with the troops of Knowlton they stood and nowhere were the volleys steadier or more deadlythan where Stark and his followers lay Some one had asked Gen Gage whether the rebels would stand fire Yes he said if one Major General Stark is there for he is a brave fellow Where can we find a braver or more noble patriot than Montgomery at the seige of Quebec Imagine cold December day with a blinding snow storm large banks of snow filling the paths the British gunners standing with lighted matches ready to do thee bidding of their commander Observe ing that this scene rather intimidatec his men he turnedto them and said Men of New York you will not fejtr to follow where your General leads On they dashed to the very mouths = I Ci i n yr of the cannon The guns charged with grapeshot opened in their Very faces and when the smoke lifted there lay the lifeless form of Montgomery almost under the very wheels of the artillery where his headlong courage had carried him Another of the conspicuous Generals of revolutionary times was that grand and grim old warrior Sullivan He it was with Langdon who struck the first blow in freedoms cause by the capture of Fort William and Mary with all its stores There was not General engaged in the battles of Trenton Princeton Staten Island or Brandywine who exhibited greater courage or patriotism than Sullivan And when placed in command of the northern division of the army his expe dition against the Indians who in cited by the English and Tories to rob plunder and murder the colon ists living on the border was one of the grandest of the war The famous march of Sherman to the sea can not be compared to it t was simply a war of annihilation But Sullivans heart relented when he came to the Genesee valley one of natures gardens of Eden The valley was about twenty miles long by four broadand had scarce a forest tree in it There were many comfortable frame houses built by the Indians The tall ripe grass bent before the wind Corn fielQ upon corn field as far as the eye could reach waved in the sunlight orchards that had been growing for generations were weighed down with a profusion of fruit cattle grazed on the banks of the river and all was luxuriance and beauty But his commands were peremptory An enemywho felt no obligations and kept no faith must be placed beyond no m States ArmoredCrulser York nnnthe reach of inflicting injury Before he left that valley everything was in ashes My friends it would take volumes to tell of the brave and dar ing deeds of the Americans Wayne at Stony Point and on many other battle fields won many laurels Graham at Charlotte N C covered himself with glory and his body with scars and on another occasion this same Graham defeated 600 English with 100 Americans Many others also distinguished themselves Hand the righthand man ofWash ington Hezlett at the head of the Delaware trpop Irvine the trusted friend of Washington and Knox whose father fouhded the first Irish society in the United States at Bos ton Gen Knox was perhaps the most illustrious soldier of the war next to Washington He was the creator and commander of the Wash ington artillery and fought in every battle with Washington We must not forget Morgan the hero of Cow pens of whom history says with his trusty riflemen around him he was a dangerous foe to meet This Ballin ascreen Irishman with fifty Irish American soldiers defeating the vet eran Tarleton with his English troops each one bringing with him a prisoner is one of the grandest inci dents of the revolution We can not pass over Joseph Read Washingtons private secretary who was offered 50000 and the office of his majesty M he would deg serf the patriotic cause He answered I am not worth purchasing but such as X am the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to buy me This man was not an Anglo SaxonMy friends I know not whetherb I 11r 1 I i i kii Americans or Irismen have more rea son to feel the pride of patriotism swelling within their bosoms at the rehearsal of that midnight scene at Philadelphia when the result of the war was made known It was a grand spectacle for both Lieut Col Tighl man rode Yorktown to Philadel phia to notify Congress of Cornwallis surrender He reached the house of Thomas McKean the Irish President of Congress at midnight whom he aroused sleep to receive the glad tidings The IrishAmerican watch man called out the hour halfpast twelve oclock and Cornwallis is taken That Irish Amcrican city started from its slumbers and lights flitted through the streets like a crescent illumination The old State House bell rang out its treble notes on the crisp morning air and the hoarse cannon thundered forth its double bass in reply The IrishAmerican Congress came early together and Charles Thompson that venerable Irish Secretary read with clear and inspired voice Washingtons annonce ment that Cornwallis had surrend ered that a nation had born that these grand and glorious United States are a free and independent nation No wonder Lord Mountjoy exclaimed in Parliament You lost America by the Irish But my friends it is not necessary to confine ourselves to our earlier history to find deeds of heroism and patriotism recorded to the credit of IrishAmericans Both in the Mexican and civil wars some of the most important battles were com manded and fought by Irishmen Gen Kearney was the first man to unfurl the American flag in the SpanishAmerican province of New The This Irish best from from been Mexico and he fought in tiffany of the battles during that campaign At Lexington Mo Col James A Mulligan with only 2000 of the Chicago Irish Brigade held out against Price with 20000 men for three days in a most heroic manner and only sur rendered after their supply of water had been shut offfor fortyeight hours At the battle of Murfreesboro the Confederates made a most vicious at tack on the Unions right which was very much demoralized then But history tells us Sherdian was there and by his consummate valor held the ground till Rosecrans could replant his batteries and establish a new line At Chantilly fell the noble Stevens and Kearney The latter was espec cially beloved by his men It was his custom on the battlefield to take the reins of his horse between his teeth and brandishing his sword in the air with his only hand he would lead his troops in the most desperate and irresistable charge At Gettys burg we find Gen Mead conducting one of the most hotly contested battles of the civil war against Gen Lee The battle lasted three days but I ee was finally driven back with loss of 40000 men This was the turning point of the war and the South never recovered from the Gettysburg cam paign At Cold Harbor we find Col McMahon at the head of his New York regiment planting Old Glory within the Confederate works when he was killed and his army driven back with a loss of 10000 men Again at Winchester and Fishers Hill we find Sheridan engaged in a weeks battle with Early destroying half his army and sending the rest whirling up the Shanandoah V ljtjr My frieude we have all heard f f r t 1 l r Leonidas and his band of 300 Spart ans at the pass of Thermopholae and the retreat of the 10000 Greeks We are also accustomed to hear of Irish bravery We have heard of Clontarf Fontenoy Albuera Cremona and Waterloo and we always admire noble and patrotic men where found But my friends history has never recorded the deeds of a braver or mote patriotic band than Meagher and his IrishAmerican Brigade at Fredericks burg The Confederates were entrenched behind a stone wall four feet high and on heights crowned with artillery What a thrill of admiration and patriotism must we feel as we see in our minds eye that brave and noble band of Irish patriots attacking that fortification Once they attack and numberless guns tear gaps in their ranks twice three times and artillery volleys smote them Yet again again and again they returned to the charge until they left twothirds of their number on the field of their heroic action Never says a London Times correspondent was more un doubted courage displayed by the sons of Erin than during those six frantic charges which they directed against the almost inpregnable position o their foe That any mortal man could have carried the position defendedas it was seems idle for a moment to believe But the bodies which lie in dense masses within a few yards of Col Waltons guns are the best evidence what manner of men they were who pressed on to death with the dauntlessness of a race which has gained glory on 1000 battlefields and never more richly deserved it than at the foot of Marys Heights on De cember 13 1862 Whileour navy has never been very I New a a large until recently it 1 has done some very effective service and among our naval heroes we find many who are Irish or Irish descent In this list we find the names of Beale Manly Cas sin McDonough and Barry our first Commodore a title then superior to any in our navy at this time Should we investigate who compose our present navy it is safe to predict that sixty per cent of that navy which has amazed the whole world by its un heard of victories is either Irish or Irish descent But my friends we must not sup pose for a moment that war is the only forte of Irishmen We find that they are able to compete with other na tionalities in every line If we take into consideration the accumnlation of money we find the names of Fair Flood Field Mackey and Kelly IIf we refer to lawyers we find such names as OConnor Dougherty White and Cochran Among great statesmen Calhoun and Jackson Among those who have occupied seats in the Senate we find the names of Caffery Walsh White of California Gorman and others Among authors we find Shay Gibbons Ryan Carey Logan Robert Walsh Ramsay and Rev Lambert of New Yorkthe only man that literally flayed alive that notorious infidel Bob Ingersoll Among journalists we find Cassidy Boyle OReilly Ford MacMaster Donahue and Gradythat brilliant and eloquent journalist and statesman who did more to unite the North and South by his New York speech than any other American statesman living or dead Among the noted diplomats and political leaders we find some of the most brilliant to be either born in Ireland or the sons of Irishmen In G iv PI 1 this list we find the names of Blaine Egan Collins Wilhere Grant Hop kins and Harrity Among theologians we have Archbishops Carroll Hughes Ireland Bishops England Foley and Ryan Thus we see that there is not a nation on the earth whose sons have done more for the upbuilding of American institutions than Ireland When the Irishman comes to this country as a greenhorn he comes perfectly equipped for American citizen ship He is a naturalborn eemocrat and possesses that love of liberty which makes him feel at home immediately He has two peculiar char acteristics One his undying love for the Stars and Stripes and the other a happy faculty for achieving success In the words of Moore There is a stone there That whoever kisss Oh i he never misses To grow eloquent Dont hope to hinder him Or to bewilder him Sure hes a pilgrim From the Blarney Stone BRAVE IRISH MARINE Interesting Letter Recounting Bccdp fof Valor and Experiences of Our Men at Ounntnnnmo James Egan who was for some years a resident of this city immi grated at the age of sixteen years from Galway Ireland coming direct to Louisville Mr Egan has always been ambitious to serve Uncle Sam Two years ago he left this city going to Boston where he entered the Marine Corps He was among the first to land and engage the Spaniards and the following letter to his brother Michael Egan of 2027 Tyler avenue will be of interest to his many friends Mr Egan is in Company D First Battalion United States Marine Corps It was written at Guantanamo Cuba and is noteworthy in that it contains a correct account of their movements The fact that a body of our men num bering but 200 killed 200 and wounded 100 others is remarkable and fully justifies his prediction that the war will be over in a few months The letter is as follows Dear Brother I am writing yoi this under very favorable circum stances considering the time we had during the week We embarked here last Friday evening and had to fight every day until yesterday On Sat urday last we had our first fight and two men of my company were killed On Sunday we fought about all day We had 200 men ahd we killed about 200 of the enemy wounded nearly 100 and took eighteen prisoners We fought night and day inces santlywithout sleep for four days The enemy came through the woods at night and attacked our camp which is pretty well fortified now At the time we landed here we did not have a thing to protect us It is surprising that the Spaniards did not attack us in large numbers at first They never fight square nor in the daylight or open The day they did they got a bad beating and we had only two companies of marines This country is full of mountains and woods and at night we easily get lost So far we only lost two privates one Sergeant one Sergeant Major and a doctor and eight or ten wounded We all had narrow escapes and I can tell you it is pretty dangerous business dodging bullets You may be walk ing along at night on patrol and a man inside a tree can shoot one with out trouble We alt hope to get back all right but we have to obey orders and risk anything liThe weather is very warm here and we have been lucky in not having rain at all as it rains very heavy here We expect the town of Guantanamo to surrender in a few days for they are starving and our ships have the Spanish themselves up They reported the people starving so we expect the war to be over in a few months The army has not arrived here yet and 600 of us have to do the fighting It is pretty hard to get paper and stamps here and when you send me a letter again send me just one sheet of paper one stamp and an envelope on the inside I must conclude by wishing you all well as I am at present as I have not received a scratch yet but I dont know what minute some thing may happen Tell all the folks I send them my best respects Your affectionate brother JAMES EGAN J KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 3 IWOLFE TONE John Dillons Eloquent Tribute to tin Memory of One of Irelands Protestant Heroes An immense meeting was held re cently in honor of Wolfe Tone one of the cherished heroes of 98 with the view to the erection of a memorial commemorative of his brave deeds and patriotism It was held in the Rotunda Dublin Ireland Mr Dillon made the speech of the evening After alluding to Tones unique place in the tragic history of Ireland and the stirring times in which his lot was cast he continued- In those days great men states then and soldiers sprang from the tanks of the people and became illustrious and powerful far beyond those who had been the rulers of mankind And in those great times this young Protestant Irishman banished like so many great Irishmen before and since denied the right to serve the land that gave him birth and the Band of his love denied a career in Ireland was sent to America and he went thence to France and those of us who have studied as every young Irishmen is studying today the his tory of those great years will remem ber with pride how Wolfe Tone in Paris met the mighty men of the Convention Carnot and Hoche and even ihe great Napoleon himself i This young Irish exile young in years but great in genius and experi ence met these mighty men whose names have come down the stream of historywith such high resounding lame he met them as an equal and we are told in the journals and books of those times that he made on the mind of Hochewho in genius had he not been cutoff in his early youth vas the equal perhaps of Napoleon himself that Tone made upon the mind of Hoche a deep and lasting impression so that they became as it were brothers so greatly did they trust and respect and love each other Carnot the organizer of victory one iof the greatest administrators of the Revolution wli nis own epart ment was perhaps about as much responsible for the victories of France AS the great Napoleon had the most profound opinon of the genius and the wisdom of Tone We have it on irrevocable author ity that had Hoche lived and had Carnot had his way not being at the critical moment driven from power that the whole strength of France would have been placed at the dis posal of this young and friendless Irish exile who by the dint of genius alone had obtained an ascendancy over the minds of those mightymen I remember reading as I am sure you have all read the account of the interviews between Tone and Napo leon two great men They met Napoleon listened to the councils of Wolfe Tone and was deeply impressed by them but in an evil hour as he himself in later years in his exile in 5t Helena came to see he was drawn away by dreams of Eastern conquests and turned his eyes from Ireland to Egypt and the East and years afterwards on reflecting in the bitterness of exile and defeat in St Helena he admitted that had he listened to the wise counself of the young Irish exile his fate and the destines of Europe might have been changed And this man whose memory we are assem bled to celebrate tonight this young Irishman who has illustrated the renown of his race and whose memory is a treasure that every Irishman should feel proud ofthis man was cut off in the early flower of his manhood He was but thirtyfive years of age on this day roo years agoon June ao J 898and in the following November he perished mis erably in ajail in this city Mr Michael CusackOh no not a miserably Loud cries of Order Mr Dillon There is no need to dispute about a term He perished honorabiy but when I used the word miserably I meant to characterize the treatment to which he was sub 1 jected But he was assassinated by a 1cowardly and base enemy who has never known in all its history the nobility of being generous toa foe they feared and they did fear Wolfe Tone But as I said he was cut off iBthcearly flower of his manhood t ue- 2t Few men have done anything to 1 be proud of and reading for the third or fourth time that wonderful book which contains the journals and memoirs of Wolfe Tone I came across this passage written by Wolfe Tone in the town of Rouen in France where 1 he was endeavoring to organize the last expedition that fatal expedition on which he fell into the hands of his enemies On June 20 he wrote Today is my birthday I am thirtyfiv years of age More than half the career of my life is finished and how little have I yet been able to do What a reproach is contained Ito many of us who live in these day in that entry in the journal of Wolfe Tone Great heavens if a man nowadays an Irishman or a man belonging to any other race could claim that before his thirtyfifth birthday he had succeeded in achieving the work which Wolfe Tone had achieved I think he would have some fair reason to be proud of his achievement What had he done Wolfe Tone was a young Irish Protestant brought up in Trinity College and among a set which were to a large extent flllei with the same narrow prejudices which I regret to say exists among a large number of the people of this city today He might have trod the pathwhich was open to every man not only of genius but of ordinar intelligence in those days he migh have been wealthy and he might have had a life of prosperity but by the force of his own genius and the mighty sympathies of his wide and allembracing nature in his earliest youth I might almost say in his boy hood he shook off the shackles and brushed aside the prejudices of those amongwhom he was brought up am he saw that the hope of Ireland lay in bringing into a national movemen the masses of his Catholic fellowcoun trymen who up to that hour were outcasts and pariahs in the land tha gave them birth And early in 1791 Wolfe Tone published that famous pamphlet entitled IIAn Argument or Behalf of the Irish Catholics signet by An Ulster Whig which taken together with his other pamph leTsTpufs Kim as political wriferaric statesman on the same level as Jon athan Swift That pamphlet was the beginning from which dated really the liberties of the Irish Catholics It was seen by the leaders of the Catholic Committee of that day who just at that period had been deserted bj all the Catholic swells The aristocracy had walked out and the Catholic Committee were deserted by all the Catholic men of property and were in low waterThey took up Wolfe Tones pamphlet and to their everlasting honor having got rid of the aristocracy they said This is our man to carryon our work and they found he was a young Protestant out of Trinity College They made him the secretary of the Catholic Committee and after he had worked fcr them for three 01 four years they placed on record ir the vote of thanks they passed to him that for the services he had rendered to the Catholics of Ireland no gratitude could overrate them and no remuneration could ever repay them He was a soldier he was a statesman he was the equalI claim it without Tear of contradiction had a happier future smiled upon him had he the same advantages which were given tc the soldiers and statesmen of France he was the equal of any of their great men And shall it be saidno God forbidthat we thefellowcoun trymen of Wolfe Tone because owing to circumstances which he was unable with all his genius to overcome he was denied that success and that fame which rewarded the revotionaries and statesmen of France shall it be said that we his countrymen are less proud ofhim because he failed and died for Ireland than the French are of their heroes No thank God whatever nay be said of the Irish race it will never lie in the mouth of any man to say that they are afraid or ashamed to elebrate the memory of those who failed and gave up their lives in their service I hear men beside me on the platform say he did not fail That was exactly what I was coming to He failed to hunt the English out of Ireland which was the object of his life I wish to God it had succeeded But no doubt in a wider and more en luring sense no man who haled the d- l f l 1 life of Wolfe Tone and no man who has done what he has done for his country can be said to have failed If we are here tonight and if the might demonstrations which have beer carried on from one end of Ireland tc the other in assertion of the national rights of Ireland have been witnessed during this year it is the spirit and the work of Tone and the men who lived in those days which has made Irish nationality the force it is today The hand which wrote the famous declaration and resolutions of the first Society of United Irishmen in Belfast one of the noblest political documents that adorn the political his tory of any racedeserves to be held in immemorial honor in Irelandand it is fitting and right that here in this city at least after too many years have rolled over it is fitting and right that here in this city where Wolfe Tone spent his boyhood and a youthwhich is inextricably connected with all his work for Ireland there should be erected a monument in a placeI am happy the corporation have given one of the finest sites yet remaining in the city which will proclaim to every stranger who visits the capital of Ire land that the memory of Wolfe Tone is held in veneration in the city where he lived and that although his ene mies seized on him and foully mur dered him in this city that his spirit lives still among us and has triumphed over their work and while no man will propose to erect a monument to Pitt or Clare or Castlereagh the monu ment and the statue I trust it will be a faithful likenessand I believe it- willof Wolfe Tone will stand for ever in one of the finest sites in the capital of Ireland and vouch that the capital is faithful to his principles and that they will never rest until those principles are vindicated George SOME SNAP SHOTS Bob Heffernan was subjected to a decided sensation recently Ask him to tell the dictionary experience he underwent Mr Martin Sheehan of High ave nue declares that he is good for 500 subscribers for this paper Hurrah for Mr Sheehan Our kodak is set for Col Ratigan of First street and we will ere produce some snap shots of his trip around the worldI The Kentucky Irish American is the only paper devoted to the moral and social advancement of Irish inter ests published in this part of the coun tryFred Plamp for seven years the genial and accommodating chief clerk at Trebings Hotel is now located at the Belleview Second and Jefferson John J Keane Democratic Com mitteeman from the Tenth ward iis right in it with the newspaper nity John can always be depended upon when they are in need of either political or society and even war newsJames Quinn who some years ago left thscity to go to Illinois with a large shoe house and subsequently removed to St Louis returned to the I f city some time ago He has gone into business for himself at Seven teenth and Lytle streets John J Tully the old lifesaver iis this season enjoying a most prosper- oUs business there being a constant demand for his hammocks As they are all handmade they are doubly strong and the possession of one is an assurance of ease and comfort Two young men who are at present accumulating a competency arc Will iam and Charles OKeefe of 1719 Portlandavenue They have replaced the house in which they were born and have always lived with a substan tial two story brick storehouse and already look forward to its enlarge ment During these warm days it is not usual to see crowds in the dry goods stores early in the morning Such a scene was witnessed the other morn ing at the store of Mrs K C Costi gab Preston and Breckinridge streets Evidently the warm weather bargains are not all confined to the central portion of the city One of the happiest men in the West End is Mr Patrick Grogan He recently purchased one of the most modern and beautiful residences on West Walnut street near Twenty sixth one of the most pleasant resi dence localities in that portion of the city Mr Grogan is now doing a successful business having constantly employed a number of teams John Fahey has recently made some marked improvements in his house at Ninth and Broadway Mr Fahey is by many termed the Yan kee Irishman he having been born in Portland Me He came to this city when a boy and for years was I Admiral Dewey Hero of Manila Bay long streets rater employed as assistant roadmaster on the Knoxville division of the L N Previous toengaging in business for himself he had charge of the construction work on the C O S W Pres Stevens of Seventeenth and Duncan is being solicited by a host of personal admirers to become a can didate for public office For many years he was employed at Averys and heretofore has had no political aspirations He is very popular and should he accede to the wishes of his friends his opponent should there be one will have a fast race to run Genial Edward Dalton will soon be missed by his many friends in the vicinity of Floyd and Main streets The house at present occupied by Mr Dalton is the oldest building in the city of Louisville having been erected over 100 years ago This venerable landmark is to be replaced by a modern brick business house whichwill be ready for occupancy about Sep tember i Mike ODonnell is one of the best known and most enthusiastic Hiber nians In this city He is a warm friend of John Dajy who recently made a tour of this country He in forms us that Mr Daly will soon be installedas Mayor of Limerick Mr ODonnell is at Twentieth and Bank Streets and is interested in all Irish affairs being one of the advance guard Ir 11- L1 i e Senn Ackeraaa Brewing CDI I INCORPORATED MAINSTREET BREWERY Lager Beer and Porter its Pure LOUISVILLE KY u MEHL BURNS Eighteenth and Chestnut DEALERS IN CHOICE GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS We have always on hand a large and varied stock of all grades of goods usually handled by a firstclass grocery house all selected by experienced buyers including r Gro6criosrr T69S dill 60116- 6Greameryr Butter r Fresn vegetables All Kinds Of Moats We also handle special brands of Flour that can not be surpassed We guarantee every brand to give satisfaction and prove as represented Our prices are the lowest for the best goods Telephone orders receive prompt attention and goods delivered to all parts of the city A large number of wagons in our service MEHL BURNS Eighteenth and Chestnut LOIIISSEEGEfiSixteenth FAMILY BAKERY This is one of the finest bakeries in this city and employs only the most experienced and competent workmen Our varied assortment of Breads 7 Rolls and Cafes can not be surpassed as personal attention is given to each and every department- In connection with the abope there is a fine Annex where an elegant lunch is served and only the finest I goods handledILOUIS SEEGER Sixteenth and Madison Sts GBLIJBBEH1 6 RODGERS 1426 W MARKET ST MMERRCPRINTERSI L BTBIOTLY UNION OFFICE Oard Dodger Letter Head Oir oalar Badge Huger Hill Head Programmes Iavitatioas Pas pto- ezeostd artistically and promptly Dan Crcedon and Tommy Ryan will box before the Coney Island Box ing ClubThe papers say Gaff ney and Brown have done the best qEl a work of any umpires there this sea sonSpider Kelly of San Francisco is anxious to get on a match at New York I 4 KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN w Kenny Irish MoanDEVOTED TO THE MORAL AND SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT OF ALL IRISH AMERICANS WILLIAM M HIGGINS PUBLISHER SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR Address all Communications the KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN Cor 3d and Green Sti Loulullle Ky I ADES o ell SATURDAY JULY 23 1898 I THE AMERICAN IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY This society is doing much to straighten out the history of this coun try It was organized about three years ago and now has a membership of about 1000 including some of the leading statesmen of the country United States Senators Congressmen and Governors of States Its Presi dent is Mr Richard A Mosely Sec retary of the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Secretary is Mr Thomas Hamilton Murray editor o the Pawtucket R I Tribune Many of the leading members are Protestants but are very anxious to see the truth of history preserved and to have credit given to the Irish race where it is due The work of the so ciety is soon to be published in book or pamphlet form Annual and stated meetings are held at which papers of great value are read Kentucky has two members of this society Edward Fitzpatrick the newspaper man and Hon Matt ODoherty the lawyer Mr Fitz patrick some time ago wrote an article for the Times which was published in the East It related to the early Irish in Kentucky and received much praise The need of such a society is ap n rppt Tn n Bci fTjrj tffyv q JJTfc A United States Barnes Historical1I Series of 1871 the following is pub lished on pages 2434 referring to the battle of Fredericksburg In the assault Meaghers Irish troops especially distinguished themselves leaving twothirds of their number on the field of their heroic action The Lon don Times correspondent who watch ed the battle from the heights speak ing of their desperate valor says Never at Fontenoy Albuera nor att Waterloo was more undoubted cour age displayed by the sons of Erinf than during those six frantic dashesi which were directed against the al most impregnable position of their foe That any mortal man could have carried the position defended as iit was it seems idle for a moment to believe But the bodies which lie iin dense masses within fortyeight yardsi of Col Waltons guns are the best evidence what manner of men they l I were who pressed on to death with the dauntlessness of a race which has t gained glory on a thousand battlefields N and never more richly deserved it than at the foot of Maryes Heights on the 13th day of December 1862 In a recent edition on the same pages the history says In the assault F the six brigades of French and Hancocks divisions especially dis tinguished themselves leaving two thirds of their number on thefield of their heroic action The London Times correspondent who watched the battle from the heights speaking of their desperate valor says Never 4 at Fontenoy etc 5 The later edition was made to falsi fy history All reference to the Irish was stricken out probably to please some of the proEnglish in this coun try who want an AngloAmerican 4 4allianceIt is well that the AmericanIrish Historical Society was organized that Catholic and Protestant of Irish d- erya I r rr scent can call attention to the palpable injustice done their race on many occasions BROTHER HARVEY The leading Baptist paper in Ken tucky and the South is published by an Irishman who is proud of his countryDr William P Harvey He is the mainstay of the Western Re corder and does not claim to be a ScotchIrishman or an Orangeman either Dr Harvey believes that notfbelong to that class called in Ireland ranters who want to hang everybody because they do not believe as they do The Baptists are very strong in Louisville and Kentuckystrongert- han any other denomination and it is only because men like Dr Har vey are to the fore Two or three other alleged doctors of this denomi nation have been doing the cause much harm in Louisville meddling with politics ANGL0 ALLIANCE We are so engrossed with cares and moneymaking that having eyes we see not having ears we hear not and having minds we do not think of this terrible conspiracy that is forming as an immense sea wave to swallow Lrt11ti1tP3hTd trftSiCL1 1until all cease to live and we become only the fossil remains of an extinctt race of giants How we can be s apathetic with so great an evil as thisj more than hydraheaded monster slowly but surely crawling toward us fascinating us by the very devil of iitsj glitter can only be explained by the supposition that people do not reflect It will be too late to rise from ou lethargy when the wave tumbles on- t us and the storm of an Enlish tears us to pieces Then we shall cry with no one to hear us because ofi our own accord we drifted into the vortex When our people are warned that not a day passes but this alliance iisi being strengthened by the railroad corporations of our country they ought to take heed These roads are owned by English capitalists and they and their unAmerican minions are leaving no means untried to foist this odious and ruinous policy on our country The editors of leading papers are being approached daily all over the United States by these men to talk and write up this newfangled idea to their people Rapacious cruel grinding England should have no part with us Treachery is her synonym and a greater insult could not be flung into the faces of our Irish people than that such a thing should be even thought of That we arc not taken into consid eration makes the insult more unbear able Our ancient and modern enemy to be taken to our bosom as friend I Thinkof the patriots of July 17 1776 at the steps of Faneuil Hall declaring the overthrow of English misrule rising now from their graves to hear the maudlin gibberish of a hypnotized nation calling in their delirium for this same England to come and lock hands and hearts with these unpatri otic sons of theirs II English history speaks Englands own condemnationu s u Let us consult only facts and we will I keep this murderess of human rights far from us The workaday classes hear only the rumblings but news paper people know that the volcano is right under their feet ready to burst at any moment if we are not wide awake Can we afford to be supine with such a danger menacing us AMERICAN IRISH PATRIOTS In our first number we said some thing about Irishmen in the American Revolution It may not be out of place to again refer to this subject The Society of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick was organized March 17 177Nearly all the early mem bers were prosperous merchants at the time many of them engaged in the shipping and importing business and dealing in European and East India goods teas wines silks Irish linens etc Being all Irishmen or the sons of Irishmen they with mar tial spirit espoused the American cause But one member Thomas Batt took active part against Ameri can liberty and on March 18 1776 he was unanimously expelled from the society Perhaps the most author itative testimony to the correctness of the claim that the Irish predominated in the Revolution is the letter of acceptance in the organization by George Washington himself written to George Campbell President of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick in the city of Philadelphia SirI accept with pleasure the ensign of so worthy a fraternity as that of the Sons of St Patrick in this citya society distinguished for the firm adherence of its members to the glorious cause in which we are em barked Give me leave to assure you sir that I shall never cast my eyes upon the badge with which I am honored but with a grateful remem brance of the polite and affectionate manner m vTisIi rwapntedam with respect and esteem sir your most obedient servant 0GEORGE VASIIINGTON jOn June 17 1780 a paper was signed by ninetythree individuals pledging their property and credit for the several sums opposite their names The sums subscribed amounted to 315000 Pennsylvania currency silverrOf this amount twentyfive mem Pate orick subcribed 105000 iPATRONIZE SKILLED LABOR There is no trade probably wher- more fraud is committed on the pub lic than in printing Unfair or nonunion offices impose on their patrons inferior paper ink and composition and the imposition is not discovered until the test of time has brought out the defects There are now in Louis ville a number of printing offices employing boys at small wages and unskilled men at still lower pay who get out inferior work and yet mer chants patronize them Merchants who want first class goods go to reliable houses particu larly in the grocery and dry goods line but many of these same mer chants never think of this when they want printing A peculiarity about the printing trade is that none but skilledmen are allowed in the union In order to be a member thereof a man must have served a regular apprenticeship and shown his ability to do work well A union office when rushed may occasionally turn out a poor job but it is the exception and not the rule We call attention to this because the general public has been paying no attention othe matter notably the State printing the contract for which with one of these nonunion offices had to be revoked and readvcrtisedI I because of non f I f f ment and overcharges Had the work been placed with a union office theI State would have been saved great inconvenience and considerable expense When a church society or individual wants a few cards printed for instance they go to the nearest office not considering how the work will be done As a rule the union offices charge less for firstclass work than the nonunion ones and we cant see for the life of us why the non union offices are patronized Louisville Typographical Union No 10 whose label is at the head of our columns is made up of married men with families who have devoted the best part of their lives to learn the art preservative and we hope all of our readers will patronize firms which give employment to union men NOBODY CAME A crowd of hungrylooking fellows about two weeks ago rented Col Lum Simons beautiful Riverview Park for July 12 and announced that they would give a picnic there July 12 you know is Orangemens day It is celebrated by men who glory in the fact that their country was subjugated by a foreignerWilliam of Orange No other class of men on Gods green footstool except Orangemen delight in the fact that their native land was placed under a foreign invader Well the lath of July came and no crowd showed up at Riverview and the pic I nic was declared off It is creditable to Louisville that it has so few of these fellows The Kentucky Irish American is the name of a new weekly which has begun publication in this city Typo graphically the new journal is splend did and its contents are breezy vig orous and excellentMidland Re VlevJoIJ SHERIDAN CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE geants corporals and private soldiers in fact everybodymanifesting a per sonal affection for you that I hav never seen in any other army not even the Army of the Tennessee fa Grant I have never seen anything like it Tell me what is the reason Mr Dana he said I long agoI made up my mind that it was not a good plan to fight battles with paper orders that is for the commander t I stand on a hill in the rear and send his aidesdecamp with written order- to the different commanders My thefront ranks But General I said that i dangerous in the front ranks a ma is much more liable to be killed than he is in the rear Well he said I know that there is a certain risk in itbut iin my judgment the advantage is much greater than the risk and I have come to fie conclusion that this is a risk thing to do That is the reason the men like me They know that when the hard pinch comes I am exposed just as much as any of them But are you never afraid I askedIf I was I should not be ashamed of it he said If I should follow my natural impulse should run away always at the beginning of danger nevetr afraid in a battle do not tell the truth- I talked a great deal with Sheridan and his officers while at Cedar Creek on the condition of the valley and what should be done to hold it The active campaign seemed to be over in that region for the year The enemy was so decidedly beaten and scattered and driven so far to the south that he could hardly be expected to collect his forces for another immediate at tempt Besides the devastation of the valley extending as it did for a distance of about 100 miles rendered it almost impossible that either the Confederates ot our own forces should make a new campaign in that territory It looked to me as if when Sheridan had completed the same process down u s the valley to the vicinity of the Po tomac and when the stores of forage which were yet to be found were all destroyed or removed the difficulty of any new offensive operations on either side would be greatly increased The key to the Shenandoah Valley was in Sheridans judgment the line of the Opequan Creek which was rather a deep canon than an ordinary water course Sheridans idea I understood to be to fall back to the proper defensive point upon that creek and there to construct fortifications which would effectually cover the approach to the Potomac MRS KATHERINE SLATTERY Succumbs to the Infirmities of OlIlAgeI Hnd Lived in This Vicinity Many Years and WAS Beloved A death which has caused great sorrow was that of Mrs Katherine Slattery one of the best known and most highly esteemed ladies in Jeffer sonville who died at her home on Chestnut street Tuesday Although in her eightyfirst year Mrs Slattery was active and in very good health up to a few days before Suddenly sheI gave way and her physician pronounced her illness to be due to a general breaking down of the system incident to old age Mrs Slattery was born in Ireland but over fifty years ago came to Lou isville with her two children the sur viving one being Mr John J Slat tery President of the ToddDonigan Iron Company About thirty years ago Mrs Slat terys sister Mrs John Burke wife of one of the prominent citizens of Jef fersonville died and with that devotion which characterized her entire life she removed to her sisters home and cared for the five orphan children Of these Misses Kate Mary and An na Burke survive to mourn the loss of their beloved aunt who was their devoted guardian For many years Mrs Slattery took a prominent part in social and charit able work in Jeffersonville Her home as the favnntfi TM falfr glflflfl falthl most refined and cultured people iin that city She did not forget her earlyacquaintances in Louisville and was almost a weekly visitor here t the home of her son Mrs Slattery was a woman of strong 1vheoI knew her with her rare good sense liferand was always prominent in the affairs of St Augustines church i Jeffersonville and every member of that congregation will regret her death as a personal loss In fact the entir religo ious belief esteemed Mrs Slattery modeswoman thee largest in Jeffersonville for a long Augustines s soln emn requiem mass The remains were interred in St Louis cemetery in this city AQUINAS UNION WHEEL CLUB The Aquinas Union Wheel Club itsyranks lately Misses Kate Purcell and Maggie Reardon Miss Purcell win ning her wheel by selling the highest number of tickets for the Dominican church picnic and Miss Reardon hers for selling the largest number for the Aquinas Union moonlight excursion Misses Kate Lannon and Mamie Keefe of this club are conceded to be two of the most graceful lady rid ers in the city Y M I Logan Council which met in the school building on Sixth street has consolidated with three other councils Alpha St Marys and Sacred Heart which are now known as Unity Council Unity gave a picnic at Fern Grove Tuesday which was a grand success in every way- Hereafter the meetings will be held at 1329 West Chestnut street every Tuesday evening County President Murphys report of the proceedings of the national convention was received with much enthusiasm I U n CHURCH NEWS The Sundayschool at the Dominican church has been disbanded for the summer It will reopen again ir SeptemberThe Louis G Deppen gave the retreat to the Sisters of Loretto He returned this week for the celebration of the feast of St Mary Magdalene the patron of his church which occurred on yesterday The reception of the white vail will take place at St Catherine of Siennes Convent near Springfield on August 4 Bishop McCloskey will attend These exercises always draw a large crowd and the Dominican chapel on that occasion will be filled Archbishop Corrigan was recently petitioned to send a chaplain for the hospital ship Relief The demand was urgent but there was no one available In this emergency Father James N Connolly the Archbishops Secretary volunteered and His Grace allowed him to go to the front Father Connolly has gone as a volun teer paying his own expenses instead of as a commissionedchaplain The cornerstone of the church of St Philip Neri was laid last Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large crowd This new church is to be erected on Floyd near Woodbine on beautiful lot and the plans drawn ire for a neat little church costing about 20000 This church is in a very pretty part of town and Father Ackermann the pastor has worked hard in its behalf The contract for frescoing the Ca thedral will be let immediately There is quite a neat sum on hand for this purpose and with the proceeds of the outing and the house collection to be instituted it is hoped enough will be raised to finish the work in good style The exceedingly beautiful architecture of this building will be enhanced by this work and with the addition of new windows which are badly need ed the building would rank withany rrrThe Cathedral is to have an outing at Fern Grove on the 28th of this inothe morning at 830 and 1030 and one in the afternoon at 130 If it can possibly be arranged the orphan girls will be brought in from Preston Park and taken on a boat to the grove Father Bouchet is heartily in favor of greatntreat to the orphans many ofwhom have never even seen the river The beeadded to the fund for frescoing the Cathedral which will be done shortly The ladies who are in charge of this affair are working hard to make it a success The Paulist Fathers of New York are introducing something new in the settlement house idea This is the total abstinence in connection with settlements The building has been purchased and alterations are being made costing altogether about 25 000 There will be classes in the mechanical arts as well as gymna sium and billiard room This is all to be paid for by the young men themselves for the director and counsellor Father A P Doyle iis wise in his generation The building will accommodate 400 or 500 young men all ofwhom will shortly be enrolled on the guild But total abstinence ih one condition for membership One of the earnest church workers in St Louis Bertrand congregation is Mrs McCann wife of Squire John McCann Though a convert to the faith Mrs McCann is a devout and earnest Christian woman and is never so happy as when engaged in some charitable mission A woman who is attached to her family she rarely goes anywhere unless it is on some charity Nothing is undertaken in this congregation in either a social or financial way in which Mrs McCann if not a promoter is at least a hard worker She is President of the Sew ingSocietywhich meets every week upclothesthere are very many in this parishoShe is also a prominent member of the Altar Society and is at all times willing to give her aid to any char itable enterprise a- ci KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 5 I Society gossip Miss Bessie Gallagher has gone to Middlesboro on a visit Mrs Mat Hickey of New Albany is visiting friends in Lexington Ky Mrs E G Weber has returned home after a short visit to her parents Miss Margaret Mulhurn has gone to West Baden to spend the summer monthsMisses Ida and Eva Raidy and Liz zie Morgan are visiting friends in Cin cinnati Alderman Doerhoefer is spending a couple of weeks at Sweet Sulphur Springs Joseph Mahoney of Jeffersonville was married at Osgood recently to Miss Ratigan Mr and Mrs James E Callahan and family left this week for Atlantic City and the East Misses Florence McShane and Ruth Davis of this city are visiting rela tives in Indianapolis Mr Ed Tierney of the Board of Public Safety has returned from a weeks trip to Northern Indiana Mr and Mrs P T Mullin have returned home after a pleasant visit of two weeks with friends at Hobbs Sta tionMiss Mamie Gavin of the High lands is visiting in Chicago the guest of Miss Katie Bree formerly of this city The many friends of Mr Roger McDermott of 1114 West Oak street willregret that he is very ill of asthma of the heart Mr Christy Burns of Fifteenth and Magazine streets who has been quite ill for the past six weeks is now convalescing Miss Elizabeth Davis one of Bui lilt counts most charmin young ladies is visiting Mr and Mrs Nu gent Portland avenue Miss Anna Walsh of New Albany has been called to Creighton Pa by the death of her sisterinlaw Mrs Ray formerly of New Albany Misses Mary and Nettle Schene and Lillie Hutti are spending the summer months with the family or Mr D S Richardson at Brandenburg Ky John J Lannon of 1749 Portland avenge is being congratulated by his friends upon the recent arrival of a handsome little lady at his home Mr William M rtin and family of Twentysecond strict left Thursday for Cincinnati where they will spend a week visiting friends and relatives Mr Frank A Gathof of the dry goods firm of Gathof Bros has returned from Nashville where he and his family had been visiting for the past ten days The many friends of John Chawk will be glad to hear that he is coiva lescing rapidly and will be out in a few days He has had a severe attack of malarial fever Mr Frank McGrath returned home last night after a two weeks visitat Sweet Sulphur Springs His friends will be delighted to learn that he was greatly benefited by the trip One of the handsomest loving cups in the city was presented to the Rev A J Brady by Mackin Council a few days ago It can be seen in the show window of Rodgers Pottinger yincent Decoursey who was seriously injured in the Illinois Central wreck about two weeks ago is im proving rapidly and will soon be able tobeout His many friends will be glad to hear of his speedy recovery Miss Bettie Fenley a very popula- young lady left Thursday with ajolly party composed of Misses Josie and Maggie ONeill Eliza Greenough I Julia Page and several others for amp to Mammoth Cave They will be gone a week or ten days Frank B Burke of Indianapolis v 1u is in Jeflersonville Mr Burke last week gained a legal victory for ad mirers of base ball in Indianapolis He represented the club of that city in a suit to test the constitutionality of the law regarding Sunday games Capt Joe Tanksley and Deputy Jailer John McGrath left Thursday for Hot Springs Capt Tanksley has never fully recovered from injuries received in the service of the fire de partment The many friends of these two popular gentlemen hope they will return fully restored in health I Mr George Block entertained number of friends Wednesday evenaII ing in honor of the golden wedding of the father and mother of Mr Joseph Sanford who went some time I ago to Germany with his family to be present on the occasion Congratu lations were exchanged by cable Chief of Police Haager left Thurs day for an extended trip through the East The object of the trip will be to inspect the metropolitan police forces for the purpose of introducing improvements in the local force Col Haager says he will spend most of the time in New York and will go through every department of the force St Augustines Church Jefferson ville was crowded Wednesday morn ing to witness the marriage of Miss Frances L Murphy to Mr Charles D Kerrigan The bride is the lovely andaccomplished daughter of Coun cilman John B Murphy Chief Yard master for the Pennsylvania Com pany and the groom is a clerk for this company He is a most excel lent young gentleman and has a host of friends as was attested by the large number who gathered at the church The bride is one of the most popular young ladies in Jef fersonville having made a host of friends by her courteous and ladylike manners while connected with the postoffice After the marriage there was a reception at Air Murphys resi dence 527 East Market street Many handsome presents were Deceived an numerous good wishes goith the popular young couple whoJeft at 2 oclock for the East to remain ten days On their return they will re side at 1426 West Market street this city WATHENS ICE CREAM FACTORY The Largest mid Jest Equipped Estab lishment of the Rind in This State Us Capacity There is no one doing business in this city who delights his customers more at the present time than Mr T J Wathen the ice cream man A representative of this paper inspected Mr Wathens factory and learned that it is the largest in the State pos sessing four times the capacity of any similar institution Mr Wathen has been conducting the business at 629 Eighth street for the past five years giving his personal supervision to the production of his creams and ices and his trade has increased until now he operates four double freezing machines with a capacity of 1500 gal Ions per day It is the popular thing to procure his creams and ices and there is a growing demand for them even outside of the city as he is now prepared to ship goods with the great addit tion to the ice cream factory Mr Wathen conducts a firstclass bakery and creamery and is therefore pre pared to fill completely all orders for outings receptions or home use His factory is always open to the inspec tion of the public- ANOTHER GLASS FACTORY Mr R F Albertson representing the Union Glass Works Company of Anderson Ind has called on th Commercial Club of this city for data about the city and its advantages with a view of finding a location here It is probable that the plant will b seemedrwell satisfied with the inducements Employment will be given to 300 to 350 persons and the payroll will average about 20000 monthly meetingwasthelast very important committees were ap pointed 0 0 r 0 c t IJOHN J KEANE John J Keane whom we present to our readers this week was born in Dunmore County Galway Ireland in 1866 Leaving the old country in 1881 he landed in New York city and from there came direct to Louis ville where he has since resided Mr Keane acquired a fair education- in Ireland but being industrious and ambitious and wishing to thoroughly equip himself for business life he entered one of the local business col leges where he studied at night after performing his daily labor until he graduated seven years ago when he went into business for himself at 1304 West Main street He has always taken a leading part in Irish so ciety affairs and is ever ready to lend a helping hand to any of his less fortunate countrymen or neighbors Mr Keane is an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Irish American Society and Knights of Honor He has for some time taken an active interest in city politics and his popularity and activity is attested by the fact that he is at present the Democratic committeeman of the Tenth ward Men of his spirit and ability are a benefit to any community MONDAYS GREAT OUTING All the Arrangements Completed for n 1Sat1atrern6r i Prizes Music Dancing The members of St Patricks church held their weekly meeting at I the schoolMonday evening and per fected arrangements for the outing for the benefit of the church to be given at Fern Grove on Monday That the success of the undertaking is a matter of deep concern to the ladies and gentlemen of the parish was evidenced by the large attendance and the lively interest displayed in receiving any suggestions for the good of the cause Mr William Foley has proven him self a capable Chairman and has been untiring in his efforts to make the outing a financial and social suc cess The various committees acting in cooperation with him also deserve an equal share of praise Capt Thomas Small and Mr Thomas Keenan have chartered the steamers Columbia and sunshine the former to make two trips one at 8 a m the other at i p m and the latter one trip to the grove at 130 p m The steamer W C Hite will also assist if necessary so that there will be a sufficient number of boats to accommodate all who come no matter how large the crowd may be All the boats will leave from the First street wharf The Music and Dancing Committee have engaged Scallys band which will furnish four pieces of music in the morning and four in the afternoon No charge will be made for dancing- A prize a diamond ring or bicycle at the option of the winner has been offered to the lady who collects the most money by popular votes each vote to be ten cents Three ladies have entered this race namely Mrs andeMiss Agnes McGinn Of course only one can win the prize but each will have her chief reward in the hete ing hand in behalf of aiding the church The ladies in charge of the dining hall and supplies made a very favora ble report For the small sum of twentyfive cents they will serve a sumptuous dinner on thegrundsl The Young Ladies Sodality have donated the articles for the fish L SI i MARK RYAN With this issue of the Kentucky Irish American we present to our read ers Mr Mark Ryan the well known and popular Deputy Circuit Court Clerk He is the son of Mr Peter Ryan of West Kentucky street Mr Ryan was born in this city twentysix years ago He received a good edu cation in the parochial and public schools After passing through the schools he learned the bricklaying trade and has for some years past been an active member of the strong trades union of that craft Mr Ryan has always taken a great interest in local politics and contributed in no small measure to the success of his present superior Mr John Page He is at present at the head of the suit department and fills this important position to the satisfaction of all who have business in the Court House He formerly resided in the Tenth ward but is now living on West Kentucky street in Parkland He is one of the coming young Irish Americans always obliging and ready to lend a helping hand to any deserving cause He has friends without number all over the city and they are proud of his ability and success pond which always proves an attraction for the little ones The Games Committee in charge of Messrs Gathof and Vetter prom ises to have some new andInteresting games for the occation Another interesting feature will be a drill by St Patricks Cadets in the afternoonThe Rev Msgr Gambon the zealous pastor of St Patricks church always honors these meetings with his presence and his words of wisdom and encouragement are an inspiration to all his hearers The members of St Patricks con gregation have always been noted for the success of their outings Their chief aim is to see that all their friends and patrons have a thoroughly pleas ant time and thus far the prospects indicate that the coming outing will be one of the most enjoyable affairs of the season The tickets for the boats are only twentyfive cents which includes admission to grounds Children under ten years of age are admitted free CRUSHED TO DEATH Thomas Griffin twenty years of age came to his death Wednesday morning while engaged in digging an embankment on Underhill street be tween Baxtet avenue and Broadway The embankment caved in upon him almost removing him from sight He remained in this position with only his head protruding for sevaral hours when at last a companion appeared and succeeded in rescuing the unfor tunate man Young Griffin was immediately removed to the City Hospital where medical aid was rendered him It was seen that he could live but a few hours His skull was fractured both legs broken and his breast crushed in Death relieved him of his suffering at 6 oclock His home was at 1715 Jackson street and he had been in the employ of his uncle Wm OCon nell for some time Deceased was a very popular young man The funeral took place fjom St Pauls Church Friday morning at 8 oclock Father Sheridan and his congrega tion passed a pleasant day at River view Park last Tuesday the occasion being their summer outing There was a llarge crowd at the beautiful park and all enjoyed themselves i 1 a- P M A conc RAN W J CORCORAN I M A CORCORAN BRO m WHOLESALE AND RETAIL I Commission Merchants II- M M ty AND DEALERSI- NTay Y W Corn Wheat Rye Oats and Straw 9 139 and 141 Fourth Ave LOUISVILLE KY Telephone 13r32I21ai g- e I I i iIWa11eIlI the Tee Cream man I t onlytshipped to all parts of the country Our mIj Igoods are strictly pure and of finest quality It 629 Eighth Street JtdI DANIEL DOCGHERTT THOMAS KEENAN Dougnertu Keenon- UNDERTAKERSrNrvvNW N I 1229 W Market Streeet Bet 12th and 13th Telephone 12402 All Calls Promptly Attended to Day or Night Carriages Furnished for All Occasions I lrriluidnohl monument uompangJ DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS OF J ITALIAN MARBLE AMERICAN AND SCOTCH GR- ANITEMonumentsl rm mArtltlc Work Only Solicited Workshops Studios Carrara WAREROOMS 322 to 328 West Green J0 FRANK FEHR BREWING CO INCORPORATED BREWERS AND BOTTLERS LOUISVILLE KY ot81Bion81i8U I AFE AND RESTAURANT PI J SWEEP PBOP 221 THIRD AVENUE Private Dining ltoomlOlcn Day and Night licit of Wine And Cigars TELEPHONE 063 M D IAWLER MJ LAWLER Lawlci SDR FIRST CLASS grocer and Saloon NORTHWEST CORNER MDCmiMTl AND DUNCAN m uJ n 1 t t- k j o LOW PRICES GOOD WORK R E fleffernan NOB PRINTER I No 1622 Portland Avenue PROMPTNESS NEATNES GRIMES GARRY Nineteenth and Bank I Grocery Saloon IKOA full line of FintCUES Ftmlljr Wlncx and Liquors always on hand Orden promptly filled F COBBAK JJ COBBAN F Curran Co WHOLESALE DEALERS Wines Liquors Brandies Gins I KENTUCKY WHISKIESI212 FIRST STRICT LOUISVILLE KY t t I 6 KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN ENGLANDS PRISON BRUTALITY Irish Political Prisoners Subjected to the Most Savage Cruelties A Scathing Arraignment The prisons billas amended by th standing committee was up for de bate in the House of Commons re centlyMr Davitt moved the following amendment Where a person is unI dergoing sentence for treason felony or high treason he shall be allowed to associate while at work and at exercise with prisoners convicted of similar of lenses Such prisoner shall likewise have the option of wearing his own dress and shall also while observing prison rules be allowed to write and receive letters and to receive a visit from relatives or friends at least once each month while his imprisonment continues He said the amendment was practically the same as that before the Grand Committee on Law and although the amendment on that oc casion was rejected by a large majority yet he hoped that that judgment might be reversed by the House of Com mons He hoped that the moderation of his amendment would be one of strongest recommendations to itsII house At the present time in lish prisons burglars forgers gar voters thieves etc were allowed to associate together if they were con victed for the first time Therefore he was only asking for men convicted of political crime the same treatment as was meted out to the class of offenders he had referred to There could be only one answer to the question he was raising and that was that political prisoners who hap pened to be Irishmen were treated with a spirit of vindictiveness unparal leled in any other country with which he was acquainted When it came to the Irish political prisoners they were to be dealt with diflerently from any other class of prisoners while under going penal servitude yes the brutal prison system demanded that it should have its pound of flesh He also asked in his amendment that pofctieal PTOOBCXS ahovMr tiara tirt option of wearing their own dress while working out their sentences He believed on both sides of the house it would be admitted his de mand was not a very extravagant one He merely asked that political offend ers might be saved wearing the badge of infamy and shame He also pro posed in his amendment that letters should be permissible to prisoners once a month and he did not believe any member of the house would find fault with giving this discretion to governors of the prisons He believed that if this course wrs adopted it would have a most beneficial effect on those pris oners when they came out of prison He mentioned that he himself for seven years and seven months while undergoing penal servitude and ob serving the prison rules was not al lowed a visit from a single friend Such treatment under the prison rules could not have taken place in the case of burglars murderers thieves or gar roters or prisoners convicted of the vilest offenses It was well known and had been frequently stated in the House that England stood alone among the other nations in the vindictive treatment of her political prisoners In Russia he asserted the treatment of political prisoners was far more humane than in England He concluded by expressing the hope that the Home Secretary would accept this very moderate amendment Mr Burns supported the amend ment Captain Norton said the Irish po litical prisoners were treated worse than political prisoners in any other country in the world He did not think the amendment went far enough Mr Tully contended that these brutalizing provisions were meant solely for Irishmen Mr Dillon said he did not think he ever listened to a lamer excuse than that which the Home Secretary had given in reference to this amendment Surely the Home Secretary must know when he asked for a definition of apolitical offender that any person convicted under the treason felony act was a political prisoner and he Mr Dillon would point out that the Crown by their action in deliberately Delect ing the Treason Felony Act as the act j p ipJI r i under which the prisoner was to be tried admitted that he was a politics1 prisoner What was asked in this amendment was extremely small S 0 far as he knew England was the only country that treated political prisoner in the same way as ordinary criminals amendement was that men admitted by the Crown to be political prisoners should be placed in a different category to other prisoners He quoted the cast of the United States to show that after the terrible rebellion no prisoner was executed so far as his memory carried him and that after a period of three years not a single individal was left in jail Let them compare the action of the great Republic of the West with the action of England To this very hour the British Government refused to relax their grip on the un fortunate individuals whom for fifteen years they had treated with abomin able cruelty and barbarity What he asked was the object of the treason felony act The SpeakerOrder order The only question now before the House is the treatment of those convicted under the treason felony act Mr Dillon said he did not think he was out of order in reference to the treason felony act for of course the avowed object of the act was to degrade Irish political prisoners to the level of the vilest English convicts That fact alone constituted one of the strongest grounds which the Irish members had for demanding a change in the present prison system In this matter of political prisoners England was far behind Russia and France and other nations where the prisoners were treated with consideration be cause of the fact that political motives animated them In connection with this matter the history of England had been one of retrogression for in the days of the Georges political prisoners were more humanely treated This system against which a protest was now being made was a new one He did not believe anything of the kind was heard or dreamt of until the British Government found they had Irish political prisoners to deal with rlC tWlVltlrtCOrVfjfc 4rt4sesarr rut prison treatment of Jameson Wil loughby and their friends with that dealt out to Irish prisoners and he went on to say that for the last thirty years upward of five thousand Irish men had passed through the jails of Englandand Ireland for political crimes often times less magnitude than those committed by Jameson Wil loughby and others A division was taken on the amend ment and the vote was as follows For the amendment 62 against 1 28 SENSATIONAL PROSECUTION A prosecution of a sensational character will take place at Westport Mayo soon Three summonses have been served upon Sergt James Sulli van of Royal Irish Constabulary in charge of Mullranny police station at the suit of Mr John McHale Pres ident of the United League the charge being that the defendant forged the prosecutors name to a letter inciting persons in the district to commit a serious crime The charges technically subdivided by the three summonses are First That he maliciously published of and concerning the prosecutor a defama tory libel knowing same to be false Second That he willfully knowingly and unlawfully solicited asked and requiredof James Kelly and other persons unknown to join in the com mission of an offense towit by force threats or menace to attempt to com pel one Martin Kelly to quit his serv ice or lawful employment Third That he unlawfully and falsely forged and counterfeited the name of John McHale to a certain writing purporting to have been written to one James Kelly by the said McHale The MacDermott Q C AttorneyGeneral of the late Liberal administration is going down to conduct the prosecu tion which in its present form is at the suit of a private complaint and it is understood that some of the most experienced experts in handwriting in the United Kingdom will be exam ined during the course of the proceed ings v The Hibernan Knights will give one of their fine drills at the fete to be given by No 31 I d I J I CAPTAIN BUCKET ONEILL Miner Scout Judge Sheriff Mayor Soldier Hero and All Round Good Fellow Capt Buckey ONeill the mos picturesque man of the West was among the first to go down in that thrilling charge of the roughriders up the hillside at San Juan in the cam paign before Santiago says the New York Journall A brave spirit and a unique character Buckey ONeill was from the Atlantic to the Pacific and his epitaph can not be better epitomized than in his own graphic phrase written just before the de parture from Tampa Who would not gamble for a new star in the flag Buckey gambled and lost and through e riders are mourning a gallant fighter a man who never knew fear who had shot five men in his day andwho went to the front at th head of 300 intrepid Arizona citizens all as anxious and as proud to die as Buckey diedwith his boots on and his face to the enemy William ONeill was born of Irish parentage in St Louis in 1860 Com ing East with his mother and broth ers he graduated from the National Law School of the District of Colum bia Later out of seventytwo ap plicants for Assistant Paymaster of WILLIAM SULLIVAN Louisvilles Efficient Chief of Detectives the navy he passed at the head There was some delay in making the appointment and ONeill chafing for action went to Arizona where at different periods he edited the Ari zona Miner the Phoenix Heraldand the Hoof and Horn a cattlemans organClearheaded and somewhat prophetic he decided that Arizona was the place to get a foothold He got a half interest in several good mining properties and his wonderful energy and leadership began to assert itself The miners came to him to settle their brawls the rangers accepted him as the court of final appeal so equitable and just were his rulinge Finally he was elected Judge of Yavapaicounty and sat on the bench for some time Subsequently he was elected Sheriff for three successive terms and while in that office demonstrated his cour age and fearlessness None of the desperadoes of Arizona ran amuck more than once in Sheriff ONeills biliwick ONeill was the best armed man in the territory and also the best shotFinally after many ups and downs with desperate chances and five fights with sixshooters in which he got the drop on law breakers he retired as Sheriff of Yavapai county and moved to Prescott Ariz where he ran three times for Congress being defeated in each instance by a small majority His next political venture was to run for Mayor of Prescott He was elect ed unanimously and the only vote against him was cast by himself Every man woman and child in Arizona knew and called him Buckey and every one loved him When the war broke out Buckey had been living a somewhat quiet and uneventful life When Roosevelt s regiment was being formed h quickly decided to raise a company and he got a quota of troops together with such rapidity that President Mc Kinley sent him a telegram of thanks There was not a man in Arizona who would not have been glad to die l y Buckey ONeills side I e j- v tt 54 Nearly three hundred cowboys miners citizens and policians of Ari zona enlisted under him and the whole company rode down to San Antonio and was received with open armsThe women of Prescott presented raisedtnear Sevilla Cuba and the men pre sented him with a revolver Mayor ONeill we want to give you a mount It is not full grown but merelya Colt We tell you that it bucks Every time it bucks head it towarda Spaniard and you can rest willnbid his godfather the devil good morningBuckey then went to the front ready to give his Colt all the bucking in sight He wrote his friend Thur low Weed Barnes a letter from San Antonia which closed with these characteristic lines I am ready to take all the chances Who would not gamble for a new star flageBuckeys sobriquet was acquired through his willingness to Clbuckany game ever heard of He bucked every obstacle in his path too and bucked his way to prosperity and Into the respect of his fellow man His father was Capt John ONeill of the famous Irish Brigade of the Second Army Corps during the war of the rebellion His brother Eugene Brady ONeill is now on his way to WILLIAM H PRICE The popular Secretary of the Chief of Police Manila a first lieutenant of volun teersHis wife still lives to mourn the man who no matter where he hap pened to be when away from home wrote her a letter every day Even in his pnrsuit of criminals over the deserts of Arizona and Colorado Buckey penned a few lines to Pauline on a scrap of paper and sent it back by any stranger whom he met on the highway Buckey was ever brave At Baiquiri Corporal Cobb and Private English of Troop D Tenth Cavalry fell from the lighter and dropped in the sea Buckey instantly sprang overboard and was swimming with strong stroke to their aid when the lighter swung around in the tide and crushed both before the courageous Buckey could reach them Tom ORourke has practically de cided to match Tom Sharkey and Joe Goddard The latter notwithstand ing his defeat by Maher made more friends during the contest than Peter did He is anxious to fight as there is bad feeling between Goddard and the sailor over the result of their last contest in San Francisco which was won by Sharkey after a slam bang rough and tumble scramble Jeffries is quite willing to fight but being tied up with one club there appears to be little chance of his be ing pitted against a man capable of bringing out all his resources The double encounter with Steve ODon nell and Bob Armstrong will be little better than a farce for if Jeffries has the caliber he is reported to possess he should dispose of those two oppo nents in short order If Jeffries could get a 10000 side stake his way to beeclear as Julian has announced that Fitz will meet Jeffries for the heavy weight championship provided the stake forthcoming It is quite likely the astute Delaney will send his man after easier game than Champion Bob J n I J i if i f 1 GERMANYS REAL ATTITUDE The Base Attempt to Work Up an Anti German Sentiment In This Coun try Condemned Chicago InterOcean- In no nation of Europe are American travelers treated with more gen uine respect and courtesy than iin Germany From the time that Fred erick II of Prussia refused to assist England in suppressing the colonial revolt to the present day the Princes of the house of Brandenburg have been our friends One of the greatest of Washingtons Generalsa soldier who ranked with Greene Putnam Sullivan and Lafayettewas a Ger man dispatched to our assistance from Berlin in the hour of darkest need In the war of 1812 Prussia stood be tween English aggression on the one hand and Napoleonic insolence on the other In the war of the rebellion a word of encouragement from Berlin and England would have recognized the Southern Confederacy but the word was never uttered In the Cen tennial Exposition of 1876 and in the Worlds Fair of 1893 the German Government gave striking evidence of its intelligent appreciation of Ameri can progress and of its sincere friend ship for our people During the entire period of our na tional existence the relations existing between the kingdom of Prussia and the empire of Germany with this country have been always of the kindliest character Whatever dis putes we have had were purely com mercial and were settled in a business like and amicable fashion The fact that millions of Germans have assisted materially in the up building of the United States is left out of consideration here It is not necessary to refer to the fact that the German immigrant and his descend ants have enriched the nation in every useful and gracefuld partment of our commercial andocial life A conceited systematic and vindic tive effort is now being made to- PE on the American mind with re gard toGermany her Government and her people False rumors faked news and slanderous and scandalous misinformation are being disseminated broadcast throughout the country through the agency of the Associated Press with the object in view of creat ing bitterness and animosityamong our people toward a nation and a gov ernment that have never offended us and that have no intention of offend ing us now The German Emperor is insulted personally and through him affronts are heaped upon a people who permit themselves to be ruled by a mad Kaiser We are told that the German Government is collecting a fleet at Manila for the purpose of in tervening in behalf of Spain or with the intention of plucking from Dewey the conquest he has so noblyachieved This is a lie and it has been ex posed promptly and loyally by the German Foreign Office as well as by the German Embassy in Washington It is moreover a malicious though stupid lie Germany will protect her own people wherever they maybe and this is her right and privilege Beyond this during the present war she will not go Her declarations to this effect are emphatic and her declarations may be depended upon implicityIt time that the voice of the American people should be heard in emphatic condemnation and repudia tion of the news trust conspiracy to embroil this country in a war with Germany SCHLEY AND FARRAGDT How the Old Admiral Maintained Dis cipline Schley was commander of a gun boat under Farragut during the civil war and there isa story being told which speaks better for the Comma doves admirable fighting qualities than for his acquiescence in discipline He was summoned one morning by the great naval hero of the day who pre faced his order by asking Schley iif he saw that Confederate fort Of course Schley saw it for the fort was one of the most conspicuous and most studfed r j + objects within the whole range of visionGo knock it to pieces was Far raguts terse and comprehensive corn mandSchley was making the dirt and stones flyas per order when his quartermaster rushed to him excitedly stating that the Admiral had signalled to stop firing and return to the fleet liTo hell with the signal 1 answered Schley who was in a position to see that he had victory within reach I wont see it And he hammered away till nothing but ruins marked the site of the fort Farragut sent for Schley at once and before all the officers of the flag ship gave him a fierce raking down for not obeying the recallsignal Then the stern old Admiral took the disobedient commander into the secret quietude of the cabin threw an arm about his shoulders and gave him a long drink of the best liquor aboard Discipline had been vindicatedDe troit Free Press SPORTY ITEMS A Chicago paper says Dont be surprised if Fred Clarke is an Orphan next year After closing the series at Brooklyn the Colonels return home to do busi ness with the Browns The games between the Colonels and Browns will have a great effect on their final standing- If the Colonels make an even break with the Brooklyns they will have a good hold on eleventh place McBride is doing better for Cincin nati than he did at the beginning He is hitting the ball and fielding fairly wellBoston now has a clear title to the whitewashrecord The champions have been shut out eight times this seasonIt said that Billy Nash the old third baseman of the Phillies is en tertaining an offer to turn pitcher for the Orioles Brooklyn may give Stafford a place 4on the regular team He is ugood man and would add strength to the BridegroomsThe of Stafford is certain to be questioned by the local rooters He was the best hitter on the club except Dexter There is talk of the Western League breaking up for the season and In dianapolis taking Clevelands place in the big League Kid Hennessy who has been com pelled to forego sparring for some time past is now getting into form and the youngsters will soon hear from him- Tommy White and Solly Smith have been matched to box twentyfive rounds at 122 pounds before the Greater New York AC Coney Island on August 2 Old Tom Kinslow is catching for the Senators Wagner was so suc cessful in resurrecting Augie Weyhing once with the Colonels that he thought he would try Kinslow Steve Brodie has gone to his home at Roanoke Va and if his shoulder does not mend rapidly Baltimore will want another fielder Hanlon is in quiring about Holliday and may make him an offer It looks like Cincinnati Boston Baltimore Cleveland Chicago and New York in the first division and Pittsburg Philadelphia Washington Brooklyn Louisville and St Louis in the second six Sharkey will be the next pugilist to go on the stage He signed a con tract with Louis Lesser the vaude ville manager under the terms of which he is to give a series of spar ring exhibitions with a variety company Sharkey will not disclose the financial agreement but claims it gives him more than he can make through an occasional fight Tom Sharkey is much disgruntled over the way the big fellows are treat ing him and is seriously thinkingof returning to San Francisco Sharkey may still have a chance to meet some one for Ed Dunkhorst the Syracuse heavyweight has issued a defi to box the ex sailor tenor twenty rounds Dunkhorst has fought such men as Jim Hall and Bob Armstrong u 0- F 1 0 t KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 7 IRELAND Echoes of tho Most Important of the Itcccnt Events Compiled from Our Exchanges A new creamery at Boyle is ini full swing and promises success Dr Nelson has been elected Chair man of the Strabane Town Commis sionersPeter Igoe has been elected Ghair man of the Longford Town Commis sionersDr f Lane has been elected Coro ner of the Barony of Keenaught LimavadyAt meeting of the Cashel Town Commissioners Dr Laffan was elected chairman The death is announced of Alex ander McKillop the Town Commis sioner of Limavady County Inspector G J Talbot of Leitrim has been appointed to the charge of the County Wexford force James Murphy of Tavanamore has been returned as a Guardian for the Creggan Upper electorial division- It was an Irishman Mr Martin M P for Galway that first brought dumb animals under the protection of the lawThe claims lodged with the Town Clerk of Belfast for damages done during the recent riots amount to iI400At annual meeting of the Dun dalk Town Board Dr Joseph M Johnson the out going chairman was reelectedPatrick Fennelly Patrick Shelly Patrick Donovan and Marks Graniger are members of the Callan Board of GuardiansA was captured alive in the quay in Galway City a few days ago It was six feet in length and weighed one hundred pounds Wm Hennessey wellknown as The Bard and as a practitioner at the Irish Bar has died in the Whit worth Hospital Drumcondra has been sanctioned in Ballygoland town land Belfast Rural Sanitary Dis trict This has been needed for years In Ballaghaderreen division there is so mnch distress among the people that the Sisters of Charity are going from one house to another every day relieving them There is to be a contest between James Bergin and P Condon for the position of Poor Law Guardian for the Graigue division of the Mount mellick Union At the annual meeting of the Town Commissioners of Rathkeale John F Cosgrove the solicitor was for the fourteenth time unanimously elected chairman The Middletown Town Commis sioners have reelected their Chair man Richard Fitzgerald At a meeting of the Queenstown Town Com missioners Mr Long was reelected ChairmanHenry Grattan Connolly son of Mr Redmqnd Joyce Connolly Clif den County Galway obtained first prize at the recent examination held for solicitors apprentices Mr Grat tan has barely attained his sixteenth yearGeorge Mannix of Sallycross Cork diedrecently in his 1 1 sth year He was the eldest of a large family the youngest of whom died llast year from the result of an accident at the age of ninetysix The deceased pre served his intellect unimpaired up to lastThe senior practicing solicitor in County Galway is J N Blake the crown solicitor son of the late James Blake the solicitor of Ballinasloc Mr Blake was admitted to the profession in 1864 Next after him as senior in Galway comes H J Con cannon of Tuam admitted in 1880 The Tubbercurry 98 Club did not forget celebrating the birthday of its I patron Wolfe Tone The demonstration U took the form of a torchlight pro cession headed by a banner bearing the inscription In Memory of Wolfe Tone and also a picture of him as helay stretched dead on his bloody r pallet in his dungeon The proces ion was accompanied by a fife and d o drum band playing national airs and n C J- oo during its progress through the street frequent cheers were given for hits whose birthday the people were cele bratingPleasing reports of the crops halt been received from Donegal and Derry The hay and potato crops and cereals are in a forward and promising condition and an excellent harvest is anticipated In Limerick the crops are doing remarkably well The hay crop will be uuprecedently heavy and the potato crop is in ia forward condition Some time ago some Nationalists decided to raise a memorial in Clon mel in memory of Allen Larkin and OBrien and collectors were appointed to raise ka subscription A meet ing of the committee was held recent ly to deal with the matter and it was decided to proceed at once with the erection of a memorial in commemo ration of the 98 Centenary Branches of the United Irish League have been formed at Mullough and Doonbeg Matthew Kelly a well known Nationalist has been elected President The great necessity fox this powerful weapon of the peoples right is evidenced by the fact that cases of landgrabbing have made their appearance in the district The death of P Meenan J P of Corbally House Dromore has cast a gloom over the locality His gen erous aid towards many deserving ob jects in connection with the church of which he was a devoted member will be long remembered His death removes from the neighberhood the last active member of the local Cath olic body holding the commission of peaceDr J Tobin of Water ford brother of the Messrs Tobin of The Quay Waterford and of Sur geon Tobin of Dublin died unex pectedly on June 24 Among the public appointments held by the de ceased were the following Consult ing Sanitary Officer to the Waterford Corporation medical attendant St Johns College De la Salle College and the Holy Ghost Hospital Considerable improvements have been made in 1he lamearal 1lUar ney An additional spirelet has been built at the southeastern angle of the church Two other spirelets remain to be erected flanking the western frontage and these with a grand central tower will complete the building ac cording to the original design These works will be taken in hand when sufficient funds are forthcoming Major Wilson Lynch of Galway has been evicting his unfortunate ten ants at Aughinish on the south side of Galway Bay He has dispossessed Michael Costello his wife and many little delicate children The wife had a doctors certificate testifying to the danger of removing her but out she had to go Costello has paid over and over again the fee simple pur chase money ofhis miserable holding- A terrific thunderstorm broke over Dunmore and neighborhood recently Two horses were killed by the light ning A huge ash tree near the con stabulary barrack was split in two and completely stripped of bark while large pieces of the timber were driven fifty yards away one piece being found half buried in the garden of the barracks The tree presents such a curious sight that crowds have been visiting the place A large public meeting of farmers was held in Bailieboro County Cavan Though there was a very important sale of house and landed property at the same time the farmers came to gether in large numbers and after hearing an address on the subject by Mr McKillop they agreed to form a branch of the association They will hold a special meeting in a short time to protest against the Land Commis sioners sub and chief legalizing such smallreductions in the face of facts proving that they should be much larger A meeting of the Committee of the barlow Graigue 98 Memorial was held in the Town Hall recently James Carey presided W P Hade Certified that the letters in Gallic and English on the front and side panels of the pedestal had been executed md the memorial cross erected on the appointed site Walks had been made within the enclosure and the wrought iron railings had ben painted Sun II o rrff v j day July 24 was the date appointed for the centenary meeting Resolu tions were adopted directing the Secre tary to issue invitations to the follow ing members of Parliament John Hammond John Dillon Timothy M Healy John Redmond Michael Davitt and Dr McDonnell The 98 Memorial Hall will be opened August 15 in Clones Mr John OLeary will perform the cere mony The leaders of different Na tional Parliamentary parties will be invited to speak as also the county members and it is suspected that the clubs in the county and district will turn out Mr Tracey proposed a vote of thanks to all who contributed to make the contingent from Clones to Roslea on Decoration Day so large in particular to the Clones Band and the Clinmaulin Band and contingent Mr McMahon mentioned that the members of the club should individu ally give all the assistance in their power to the Glinmaulin men in their effort to establish a flute 1 tpnd Songs and recitations having been rendered the meeting adjourned The Government has refused to have an enquiry into the circumstances of the Belfast riots Now such an inquiry seems necessary says New Ireland because it is obvious that the Castle authorities are to blame If as seems more than likely the magis trates did not requisition sufficient force the Dublin authorities must have been aware of the deficiency and ought to have met it on their own responsibility Having very wisely refused to proclaim the 98 pro CAPTAIN FARRELL Battery A First Kentucky Regiment cession they were bound to protect the processionists They knew exactly what to expect and never for twenty years past has it been more easy to spare an ample force from other districts The country is now thanks to its pacific condition enorm ously over policed Five hundred extra then could have been easilyand ought to have been drafted into the cityThe one hundred and thirtyfifth anniversary of the birth of Theobald Wolfe Tone was celebrated in For resters Hall Cookstown recently under the auspices of the Henry Munroe 98 Centenary Association Cookstown The Chairman Mr Mayne introduced the lecturer Mr John Rickard who being received with great applause saidITo the lovers of Ireland to those who sym pathize with her sufferings and resent her wrongs there can be few things more interesting than the history of the struggles which sprang from devo tion to her cause and which were consecrated by the blood of her pa riots The efforts of the Irish raceII to burst the fetters that foreign through fraud had imposed upon them and to elevate their island from bondage and degradation to a place amongst free nations fills a page jn the worlds history which no lover of free dom can read without emotion No 6 has a special committee at work which promises to spring an agreeable surprise on the public this fallIJ J 1e n A YENEIUJJIJIUISIIMAN Patrick Hngitlnft or Scranton IK Lived 116 Years Patrick Haggins of Providence Scranton who was probably the oldest man in Pennsylvania died recently at the advanced age of 116 years The authenticity of the date of his birth is attested by a certificate of baptism which shows that he was born in County Londonderry Ireland on November 11781 Hetivedto see the rise and fall of the Irish nation the assembly of the Parlia ment the disbanding of the Volur teers the uprising for independence the landing of the French allies and the death blow to Irish independence by the act of union and the abolition of the Irish Parliament He was in his seventeenth year 5in 1798 when the French allies landed on Irish soil He saw all the chief of these historic times Theobal Wolfe Tone the Brothers Shears Robert Emmet Henry Grattan Lord Edward Fitzgerald Archibald Ham ilton Rowan William Orr and other of those days as well as Fathe Mathew and Daniel OConnell of later times It was his delight to tell the deeds of the brave men ofo8 Mr Haggins grew blind as decade rolled their snows upon his aged head but his sight came back in latter days and up till last Christmas he could again read ordinary print His hand kept its steady nerve till then and he could write almost without a tremor He was an earnest Bible student and could readily quote large portion of any book therein from Genesis to the Apocalypse He had many time read the Scriptures through He had been 1 smoker since a boy and until two days before he died He lived a temperate abstemious life retiring early and rising early He was neve sick until last Christmas and neve needed a doctors care until then Mr Haggins comes from a famil noted for their longevity His fathe died at the age ofrrt years and his mother at 107 His sister the young est of his fathers family died at the age of 85 M lrg1 n wnrlinA 4rrn His first wife he married while it middle life She died a year later In respect to her memory he was twentythree years unmarried Half a century ago he was united to his second wife who survives him Seven children were born to them They are Thomas Haggins of Scran ton John and James Haggins of Scotland Patrick Haggins of Salt Lake City Utah Mrs James Grimes Mrs Michael McHale and Mrs Jas Glynn of Scranton ABOUT TilE CURFEW BELL Ancient Custom Adopted By Many Ainerlcnn TOWIIH There are it is said 300 towns ir this country in which the curfew bell is now rung at night The upholders of the new regulations quote statistics to prove that crime has decreased in consequence and that every day fewer arrests have been made The object of the movement is to keep children off the streets at night and to get them under a penalty of a fine in money safely tucked away in bed before danger of temptation can assail themWhen statistics about crime and its decrease are quoted the voice of dissension for the time being is si lenced and it requires a certain amount of hardihood afterward to so much as attempt the first argument to prove possible other side But there are those of us who remember among the sweetest sins of our youth the joys jf running away on summer nights when bedtime camewell out of reach of the parental voice There was the beauty of the early moonlight to tempt us the fragrance of sweet kids there were the romps on newly mown grass heaps the hideandseek behind the currant bushes and the daring plunge off some boat drawn ip on the shore No delights were ever like them We would barter much that we possess today to have them ours again And there was no penalty of a2 fine hanging over our leads only the frown on a mothers face and that we could kiss or laugh away in a momentHarpers Bazar This is the only Irish American Per publishedin the State r i t I 1 I IIt1BI o KentuckilIrisft i I Brilerican Will be a firstclass weekly journal which will be printed and mailed on Fridays so that its city readers may take advantage of the announcements it contains and be directed where to make their Saturday pur chases This will result in great benefit to our advertisers The ululoulljIllUH Puce Will be only 100 per year invari ably in advance and for this small sum we promise to issue one of the Brightest GleaQest Jewsiosi in the United States We will en deavor to furnish our readers a fear less liberal and honest publication one that may be relied on for its every word Boys and Girls Are requested to canvass for sub scriptions A list will be kept of all subscriptions secured by each from the first issue so that when we an nounce our list of premiums each will receive due credit for what he or she has done Now is the time to begin Do this during the vacation and secure a handsome prize flrjVBrfisers Will serve their interests by sending in their copy as early in the week as possible They will find that adver tisements placed in this paper will be productive of the best results as it will have a very large circulation among the best class of our citizens Address all correspondence and business J communications to the Kentucky Irish American Third and Green Sts Louisville Ky t ei s J Q- rZS wTh I 8 KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN XeDtllOkj Irish flmerica1 ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY Subscription Price One Dollar Per Year Address all Business Communications to William M Higgins Northwest Corner or Third and Green streets Louisville Ky LOCAL BRIEFS The will of the late Michael Casey leaving his estate to his children was probated Thursday Mr John Cudahy the Chicago millionaire packer was in the city for a couple of days this week looking after his Louisville packing house interestsWe that there is a movement on foot to organize a new State League of the liquor dealers in Kentucky similar to the one now existing in New York State Daniel Hallihan of New Albany who was injured some time ago bya fall from street car in this city has sued the company in the courts for 2000 damages Detective Sam Plamp who was stabbedat Third and Jefferson streets several weeks ago by Will Williams a negro pickpocket is much improved and will be able to report for duty in a few days The Wagon Works Aid Society is enjoying its annual outing at Fern Grove today This society numbers about 500 members who are highly elated over the action of the company in granting all the employes a holiday without loss of pay Branch No no New Albany Catholic Knights and Ladies of America gave an ice cream supper and lawn fete at the residence of Mrs Peter Richards Pearl street New Albany on the evening of the 20th A pleasant evening was enjoyed by all Mr Michael Coyne known to every one in Limerick who was seriously injured last week by the falling of a derrick on the Louisville Nashville railroad a few miles outside the city is now pronounced out of danger and his speedy recovery is hoped for by his friends Messrs John Owen and Frank Lev crone who are with Col Castlemans regiment at Camp Thomas write to their Louisville friends that they are in perfect health They say the boys of the First are greatly disappointed in not being permitted to take part in the active fighting The Labor Day Committee of the Central Labor Union is making pre parations for a grand celebration of the labor holiday The Commercial Club and Board of Trade have been invited to cooperate and they are expected to take an active part and make the day one that will attract crowds to this city Fergus Kennedy of the NO 2 Hook and Ladder Company was badly injured Wednesday evening while preparing to go to the fire at Preston and Kentucky streets Mr Kennedywas assisting to harness the horses to the truck when the heavy tongue fell and struck him a violent blow in the face His nose is swollen to twice its normal size and his face was severely bruised The Retail Clerks Union held the first regular meeting Thursday night since the annual convention last week The meeting was one of the largest attended and most enthusiastic in the history of the local organization It was determined at the meeting to push the movement for Sunday closing and a number of prominent lawyers have volunteered their services to this end Another movement to have all the stores closed at 6 p m will be started RECENT DEATHS Mrs Ann Donahue passed away last Saturday and her funeral took place Monday from the residence of Mr William Crawley 25 21 Rowan street The funeral of Edward Flaherty who died suddenly last Saturday took place Monday morning from the church of St Louis Bertrand and the remains were interred in St Louis cemetery The funeral of Miss Minnie Dona hue took place Wednesday morning I at 8 oclock from the faiqilyresidence 0- w LJR I 1129 West Broadway and at 830 oclock from the Cathedral of the As sumption The remains were taken to Jeffersonville for interment The death of Mrs James Dilworth occurred in Toronto a few days ago She was the mother of Mr Charles F Price of this city Mrs Dilworth had a stroke of paralysis a few days ago from which she never rallied Mr Price was at her bedside when the end came The funeral of Mr Michael Casey took place at 9 oclock Wednesday morning from the family residence 2336 West Chestnut and the inter ment was in St Louis Cemetery Mr Casey was for years a valued member of the police force but retired on ac count bf old age William Camfield agedseventeen years a most promising young man died at the residence of his father Thomas Camfield 1103 Baxter ave nue last Saturday morning and his untimely death is regretted by a large circle of acquaintances The de ceased was ill only a few days He suffered from typhoid fever The funeral took place from St Aloysius church at 9 oclock on Monday morn ing Miss Anna Parsons died Wednesday afternoon at her home 2104 West Market street Death was due to a complication oflung and heart trouble Her illness dates back over a period of two years The deceased was a daughter of J F Parsons and a sister of R E Parsons of the C 0 rail road and Joseph Parsons of the Big Four The funeral took place from St Patricks church Thursday morn ing and the large number present at tested to the great regret at her death Mrs Jeremiah Featherston a most estimable lady died at her home on Eleventh street Sunday morning The event caused great sorrow to a large circle of friends Mrs Featherston was born in Ireland sixty years ago but came to this country and for the past thirtyfive years has resided in Louisville She was the mother of JqhnFeatherstoniof city firede partment The funeral took place Tuesday from the Cathedral and a large concourse of sorrowing friends accompanied the remains to St Louis cemetery Miss Ella Cassin died at the home of her father Henry Cassin 2112 Floyd street Tuesday night of con sumption She had been ill for some time and spent last winter in Ashe ville N C with the hope of bene fiting her health Since her return home she had awaited death with pa tient resignation Miss Cassin was a lovely young woman and is mourned by a large circle of friends She was a sister of Mr James Cassin and a cousin of Mr Henry Cassin of the Federal courts The funeral took place from St Mary Magdalene church Thursday morning and the services were conducted by Father Ratio who was for a long time the spiritual adviser of the deceased LOCAL THEATERS beingrenovated of the coming season The Bucking ham is undergoing extensive changes and when the Messrs Whallen throw open the doors of their popular play house the public will be surprised at the many improvements they have made Theirs will probably be the most elegantly furnished theater in the city For the coming season they have booked all the firstclass vaude ville attractions that will visit this city Macauleys Theater will this season continue under the management of Messrs Macauley and Colgan They will endeavor to present the best line of attractions ever brought to that house Already a number of impor tant bookings have been made and the list is being constantly added to The Avenue has passed under the sole control of Mr Brady and the many friends of Manager Arthur are anxious to see him remain at this house during the coming season He has done much for the advancement of that house The Temples future is as yet undecided though it is more than likely that Manager Meffert will again have a stock company v I f r LiW FINALLY SETTLED Porto Rico Will Be Held by Our GOT eminent To Go Toward Making Up War Expenses The authoritative declaration wasi made in Washington Thursday thatt the Island of Porto Rico is to be hel 1 as a permanent possession of this country as the price of war The sub joined practically official statement was made to a representative of the Associated Press Porto Rico will be kept by the United States That is settled andI has been the plan from the first Once taken it will never be returned I will pass forever into the hands of the United States and there never hasi been any other thought Its posses sion will go toward making up the heavy expense of the war to the United States Our flag once run up there will float over the island per manently The same authority says the future of the Phillippines is a matter of devel opment and that so far there is no certain policy adopted regarding these islands They are subject to devel opments in the war situation in the Pacific It was intimated however though not definitely asserted that the Ladrone Islands might follow tho fate of Porto Rico and become our perma nent possession being valuable as a coaling and supply station for our ships when en route to Eastern Asia JAMES P GLENN 110I A Iopulnr You lie Irlxli American IN Fast Ithilll In the Went End ofTlilN Clly There is probably no young man in the neighborhood of Eighteenth and Broadway better known or liked than Jimmy Glenn Mr Glenn was born and educated in this city After completing his education he accepted a position with the Louisville Nash hEeremainedhEe in that part of the cityknown as Lim erickwhere he remained until three years ago when he removed to his present location at Eighteenth and Broadway where he has a pleasant place and is doing a prosperous busi ness Mr Glenn takes a prominent part in the German as well as Irish affairs of his neighborhood and this with his kindly disposition makes him popular with all- IIYISION JOTTINGS All divisions are expected to have a large attendance at the next two meet ingsCounty President John A Murphy was a visitor at the last meeting of NO3NO5 is one of the leading divisions and is making an effort to outstrip the older bodies Bro J Chas Obst has a German name but oh my I what a big Irish heart he has I Mr Michael Walsh of Division 3 who has been ill for some time past is reported much improved No 4 has changed its meeting nights to the second and fourth Wednesday of each month Division NO4 had a large attend ance at its last meeting when six ap plications for membership were filed Harry Brady the efficient Treas urer of NO4 is making a reputation for himself He never misses a meet ingThe second meeting of No6 each month is ofa social nature when a reception or hop is given to their friendsMr Joseph P Taylor President of NO3 will leave iina few days for Lexington on business pertaining to the order Mr Pat Higgins has taken quite a lead for the badge offered by James Coleman to the one securing the most new members Paducah and Owensboro will be the next in the State for the A 0 H to branch out so State President Cu sick informs us Division No 2 announces with pleasure that three of its members i 6JoQ f w1 o f ij will renounce bachelorhoodearly in the fall of course Chas Cavanaugh a hustling mem ber of No i is recruiting for new members for his division right in No1 4s strongholdthe heart of Limerick County President Murphy made a report of what was done at Trenton weredpleased with the work the conven tionMembers of the various divisions should attend the County Board meet ings often A better idea of the work assigned to their officers could be gainedPresident Hennessy of No 4 is isthappiest when entertaining the mem bers of other divisions He knows how to do it- Arrangements are being made for a game of ball between nines selected from the members of Young Mens Division No6 A O H and the Mackin Club The members of NO3 have gone to work in the right manner to make the lawn fete an event of the season The price of admission has been placed at ten cents John H Hennessy the popular young President of No4i says his division is receiving applications at every meeting and will soon be the banner division of the city NO4 has quite an array of athletic talent Kid Hennessy and Tom Lan gan being right handy with the mits They sometimes furnish an interesting sparring exhibition for the members Div No 2 had no sick claims at the last meeting the first meeting in eighteen months that no sickreport from the committees was made No 2 thinks that all Irishmen should be long to the A O H areIapproaching lawn fete a great success It will take place at Lion Garden on August 15 and a large attendance is alreadyassured The Bricklayers Union having all the Friday nights engaged for the year No2Jiasgiven iTJftfcefourth Friday and returned to the fourth Thursday making their meeting nights second and fourth Thursday Among the visitors at the meettng of NO4 were Messrs Coleman Tay lor and Sheehan who delivered short but interesting addresses Mr Shee han done some good work among the members in the interest of the lawn fete to be given by NO3 Vice President T M Camfield of Div No2 A O H suffered a see vere loss in the death of his son Will iam which occurred last Saturday He was a very promising youth of a bright genial disposition a devout Christian an obedient and loving son a favorite of all who knew him The members of No 2 extend to Bro Camfield their deepest sympathy in his sad bereavement The Kentucky Irish American has ardent supporters in the various divis ions but none are doing more for the paper than President William T Mee han The Presidents and Secretaries of the different divisions can render valuable assistance to that journal without inconveniencing themselves to any great extent and thereby have the gratification of being among those who aided in establishing a thoroughly representative paper for the Irish people and Irish interests MIKE D UGHERTY DEALER IN- eBoats Shoes RUDDsrse s 616 WEST MARKET ST Bet Sixth and Seventh South Side M1J11J MADDEN DEALER I- NChoiceOroceries VegetablesFresh N E COl TENTH AND WALNUT A n h Lawn FeteTO DB GIVEN BY DIVISION No3 A 0 HAT LION GARDEN AUG 15 There will be an exhibition drill by the Uniformed Hibernian KnightsThe garden will be brilliantly illuminated and there will be music dancing and various other kinds of amusement To all who attend are assured a pleasant time Vctxntiaaioia omly 10 CentThe cars will run until the fete closes and transfers can behad to all parts of the city jimiiimimiiiii II IJ I nmi mm mini 1 1 uinn1 1 1 1 1 m iwimwj1 1run 111I11 I Grail w Smiths sons I I FliNERflL DIRECTORS I fiND EMBflLMERS I c Carriages Furnished for All 1 Occasions on Snort Notice iS COR EICHTH AND JEFEERSON STS LHuDDUuIIIinruuntrrHUhIli Telephone nmll PARADISESample Good Liquors Specialty Fifteen Ball Pool HICKEY Proprietor Te1epboE1e 384 248 West Jefferson Street 1OOXiXE vnnnuiruu uinnnnnnj tnnnnnnni uuuuvnruu uinnnnrumimruifUji r IHENRHt I Wines Liquors II FAMILY MEDICINAL USE 1407 EAST TELEPHONE JEFFERSON 1140 STI IIdwwwuumnII there be in of will in mind are their them of CO nnu Mx s XArE Assistant and Embalmer I i E i 810 InnnN III IJU I Ilnru un III 111111 a M J 5X n n FOR I be do BoardingStable E JEFFERSON ITELEPHONE 1140 Hire Reasonable Rates U1lfi 1 bnTBarren I 838 EAST MAIN STREETII r funeral Director and embalmer- All I Promptly Attended to9 Carriages furnished for Weddings and all other Occasions TELEJHO n3N8f9f8 i1 WHEN SCHOOLS OPEN For the coming year will a great manychildren who will need new SCHOOLBOOKS Parents well to bear this fact and advisedwhen making purchases to procure the BRADLEY I GILBERT AND OIBEN sn SurrxILady LiveryAND I I 428 430 STII and Vehicles to I IHorses at 2 trlnrW1MMMnMVuVInl tt Calls SOUTH DOGHN EIRSTOLASS rrint6rs Music Hall Building W Market Bill Heads Letter Heads BusinessCards CardsInvitations InvitationsPamphlets And all kinds of Jon RRINT itfG executed in an artistic and workmanlike manner o 1rf